Kazakhstan Regional Office
Operation: Kazakhstan Regional Office
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|2019 planning figures|
|100%||refugees and asylum-seekers will have access to primary health care|
|85%||of targeted households whose basic needs are met with multi-purpose cash grants|
|650||persons with undetermined nationality assisted with confirmation of nationality|
|2017 year-end results|
|100%||of refugees and asylum-seekers had access to primary health care|
|910||stateless persons received legal assistance|
|130||vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers households were provided with multipurpose cash grants|
|18||advocacy interventions were made to ensure the quality of government refugee status determination procedures|
People of Concern
Kazakhstan Regional Office
Operational EnvironmentIn Kazakhstan, no significant changes in the operational environment for UNHCR are foreseen in 2019, and the political and socio-economic environment is expected to remain stable. The decisions on the asylum cases will continue to be dominated by security and political concerns. UNHCR expects increased engagement of the Government in the eradication and prevention of statelessness. UNHCR will continue promoting the inclusion of refugees and stateless persons in national programmes and policies, including through participation in the working groups on Sustainable Development Goals and UN Partnership Framework for Development. In 2018, Kazakhstan contributed USD 100,000 to UNHCR for activities in the country, its largest contribution yet made to UNHCR in a single year.
UNHCR will continue protection outreach in Kazakhstan through its legal partners in 2019. Partners will provide legal representation to registered asylum-seekers and refugees in the country. UNHCR will engage with State authorities using evidence-based advocacy while promoting improvements in the asylum system through timely and time-bound support, preferably in the form of quality assurance methodologies that will tap into State priorities. Social and humanitarian assistance will be mainstreamed in State-run social assistance structures or by NGO partners using other funding sources to enhance sustainability. The UN Partnership Framework for Development (PFD) for 2016-2020 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will be an important platform for further reinforcement of interaction and operational partnership with both the Government and UN Agencies. In line with the UNHCR-UNICEF Joint Strategy under the Global Coalition on Every Child's Right to a Nationality, UNHCR and UNICEF will jointly advocate for amendment of national legal framework to include safeguards to prevent statelessness amongst children and ensure that all children are registered at birth regardless of the legal status of their parents.
Key prioritiesIn 2019, UNHCR will focus on:
- Eradication and prevention of statelessness in partnership with other stakeholders – Government and non-government partners;
- Achieving sustainable asylum systems through strengthened partnerships with state institutions.