Operation: Russian Federation
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|2020 planning figures|
|9,000||refugees and asylum-seekers receive legal assistance|
|2,500||stateless persons receive legal assistance|
|250||people of concern provided with legal advice for accessing work opportunities|
|70||families with school-aged children out of school identified|
|2018 year-end results|
|10,800||people of concern received legal aid and assistance through UNHCR and partners|
People of Concern
Working environmentIn 2020, UNHCR does not anticipate major changes to the number of people of concern in the Russian Federation. UNHCR will continue to engage with traditional governmental and non-governmental partners, as well as seek new partnerships within the framework of the Global Compact on Refugees.
UNHCR will expand its activities to raise awareness on the refugee plights and reinforce national and international partnership. UNHCR will continue to support asylum-seekers and refugees’ access to asylum, livelihood and durable solutions within the Russian Federation through advocacy and the provision of free legal assistance and targeted social support. UNHCR will also continue to provide free legal assistance to stateless persons seeking to regularize their status.
Key prioritiesIn 2020, UNHCR will:
- Expand dialogue with relevant governmental partners in order to increase support for UNHCR’s objectives and activities globally and within the Russian Federation;
- Conduct awareness-raising activities with civil society and the private sector;
- Expand its dialogue with education, employment and other relevant actors to improve asylum-seekers and refugees’ access to social rights and benefits in order to increase their self-reliance and local integration perspectives;
- Maintain its free legal and targeted assistance interventions to support asylum-seekers and refugees’ access to asylum procedures, livelihood and durable solutions;
- Maintain its free legal assistance to stateless persons, and its dialogue on legislative developments to further reduce and prevent statelessness.