Malawi

 

Operation: Opération: Malawi

Location

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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
100% of primary school-aged children will be enrolled in primary education
100% of households will be living in adequate dwellings; 
80% of people of concern with their own business/self-employed for more than 12 months
50% of laws relating to refugees will be consistent with international standards 
150 people of concern per water tap
2018 year-end results
100% of refugees had access to primary health care
100% of Mozambican asylum-seekers hosted in Luwani camp returned spontaneously with UNHCR’s assistance
100% of SGBV survivors received appropriate support
100% of population had optimal access to reproductive health and HIV services
100% of women were provided with sanitary supplies

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

5%
Increase in
2018
2018 37,244
2017 35,331
2016 30,415

 

[["Refugees",13782],["Asylum-seekers",23141],["Others of concern",321]]
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Malawi

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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

Malawi has enjoyed a stable and democratic government since the end of the one party regime in 1993. However, the results of the elections held in May 2019 are being contested in the constitutional court by two major opposition political parties.
 
Malawi is faced with recurring floods and droughts impacting food security. In March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai hit displaced some 87,000 people and affected nearly 870,000 in Malawi. As part of the collective UN system response, UNHCR deployed an emergency team, provided core relieve items and return packages to affected persons and co-led the Protection Cluster.
 
Refugees and asylum-seekers are mainly hosted in Dzaleka Camp close to capital Lilongwe. The camp, initially built to host only 10,000 refugees, is currently hosting over 42,000 people of concern. The arrival of an average 450 new asylum-seekers every month is exacerbating conditions in the camp even further. The Government has supported the expansion of the camp with additional land and staffing.
 
In 2019, the Government adopted prima facie determination for Congolese asylum-seekers originating from North and South Kivu as well as from Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is expected that the number of new asylum-seekers particularly from the DRC will continue to steadily increase in 2020.
 
The National Registration Bureau has announced plans to register and issue identity cards to 25,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.
 
The Government of Malawi has expressed strong interest in rolling out the CRRF. The inclusion of refugees has also been included in the Malawi Growth Development Strategy (MGDS III) 2017 – 2022 and in the UNDAF 2019 – 2022. UNHCR works closely with several line ministries, the UN system, NGO partners and private sector in Malawi.
 

Key priorities

In 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
 
  • Providing the Government with technical support in the implementation of CRRF roll out plan/roadmap;
  • Inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers in the national health and education services;
  • Improving access to education in Dzaleka Camp by constructing new primary schools and recruiting additional teachers;
  • Decongestion of Dzaleka Camp through relocation of refugees and asylum-seekers to new sites identified by the Government;
  • Achieving self-reliance of people of concern through enhancing livelihood activities;
  • Financial inclusion of people of concern with the support of private sector partnerships. In 2018, New Finance Bank launched the first ever bank branch in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. The initiative has had a positive social effect on the refugees and surrounding host community.
Latest contributions
  • 03-DEC-2019
    United States of America

    private donors

    $55,000
  • 02-DEC-2019
    Italy
    $5,637,475
  • European Union
    $5,500,551
  • 30-NOV-2019
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $192,585
  • Switzerland

    private donors

    $163,580
  • China

    private donors

    $941,588
  • Canada

    private donors

    $826,063
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $179,168
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $579,403
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $4,008,692
  • Italy

    private donors

    $1,771,974
  • France

    private donors

    $114,094
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $77,706
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $417,451
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $161,644
  • United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $126,845
  • 29-NOV-2019
    Switzerland
    $1,008,064
  • Denmark
    $143,307
  • Germany
    $4,444,445
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $201,518