Algeria

 

Operation: Opération: Algeria

Location

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Key Figures

2021 planning figures
Urban refugees and asylum-seekers
650 refugees and vulnerable asylum-seekers will be provided with multipurpose cash assistance
250 refugees and asylum-seekers living in urban areas and with psychosocial needs will receive psychosocial support 
220 refugees will be provided with safe housing
100 gender-based violence survivors will be referred to appropriate care
Refugees from Western Sahara
1,005 shelter maintenance tool kits and materials will be provided to refugees
20 litres of potable water will be available on average per person, per day
15 health facilities will be equipped with medical supplies, constructed or rehabilitated
100% of primary school-aged refugee children will be enrolled in primary schools
2019 year-end results
100% of primary school-aged Sahrawi children had access to education, with 39,400 children enrolled (Tindouf)
100% of Sahrawi refugees had access to primary health care (Tindouf)
2,500 asylum-seekers were registered by UNHCR (Algiers)
1,300 water storage tanks were provided to the most vulnerable families in the camps (Tindouf)
1,000 1,000 families (6,400 individuals) received shelter support (Tindouf)
100  refugees were supported with multipurpose cash assistance to cover their basic needs, and over 100 were provided with safe accommodation (Algiers)
100 refugees and asylum-seekers with specific needs received individual psychological support (Algiers)

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

3%
Decrease in
2019
2019 100,270
2018 103,276
2017 100,614

 

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Algeria

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Operational environment

In Algeria, UNHCR has limited access at border areas and in large parts of the country where asylum-seekers and refugees first arrive. As there is no national asylum legislation, there are no identification or referral mechanisms and very limited reception centres for asylum-seekers and refugees arriving in Algeria. Nevertheless, refugees and asylum-seekers in Algeria’s urban areas can access public education and health care services.
 
The Government of Algeria has provided long-standing support to refugees from Western Sahara and has allocated and invested in land and infrastructure to improve the living conditions in the refugee camps near Tindouf. Refugees also have access to secondary education and auxiliary health-care services. Their access to tertiary education is restricted due to limited scholarship opportunities in Algerian universities.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria has heightened protection and socioeconomic vulnerabilities for both urban and Sahrawi refugees. In the context of the pandemic, UNHCR will maintain the delivery of health and cash assistance to urban refugees and asylum-seekers and will continue supporting the Sahrawi health system by equipping medical facilities.  
 
In 2021, UNHCR will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as its primary interlocutor on matters relating to refugees and other UN agencies, including WFP for food assistance and UNICEF for health, education and youth activities. 

Key priorities

For refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas, UNHCR will continue engaging with the Government on their responsibility for refugee protection and advocating improved asylum or protection space in urban areas. The Office will continue to register people of concern, and to monitor and advocate against the risks of their arrest and refoulement.
 
UNHCR will continue addressing the life-saving needs of Sahrawi refugees, from Western Sahara, and aim to provide more comprehensive humanitarian assistance, in coordination with other humanitarian partners.  
 
In 2021, UNHCR will focus on:
 
For refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas:
  • Improving access to territory for people of concern and reducing the risk of refoulement, by continuing to advocate the adoption of the refugee law and through building the capacity of the national asylum system.
  • Strengthening services for persons at heightened risk by advocating better access to national services, such as child protection services, services for gender-based violence survivors and for people with disabilities.
  • Strengthening cooperation and interventions with national services and civil society to enhance gender-based violence prevention, risk mitigation, and response.
Refugees from Western Sahara:
  • Improve infrastructure, systems management and community engagement to ensure the water systems of the five camps provide a supply of potable water.
  • Enhancing health care provision by providing medical staff incentives and rehabilitating facilities.
  • Improving health and nutrition outcomes by providing nutrition supplements to the refugee population and offering community-based management.
  • Improving the quality of, and access to, education by providing adequate student and teaching materials.
Latest contributions
  • 28-FEB-2021
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $314,422
  • Greece

    private donors

    $146,225
  • Canada

    private donors

    $386,689
  • China

    private donors

    $952,279
  • Spain

    private donors

    $6,253,100
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $8,009,396
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $482,592
  • Denmark

    private donors

    $66,194
  • 27-FEB-2021
    Italy

    private donors

    $1,909,070
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $196,427
  • 26-FEB-2021
    Japan

    private donors

    $95,999
  • 24-FEB-2021
    Republic of Korea
    $200,000
  • 19-FEB-2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $472,038
  • 17-FEB-2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $129,144
  • Japan
    $73,450,115
  • 16-FEB-2021
    Japan
    $3,450,000
  • 15-FEB-2021
    Czech Republic

    private donors

    $949,966
  • 14-FEB-2021
    Canada

    private donors

    $386,164
  • 12-FEB-2021
    Sweden
    $32,389,632
  • 11-FEB-2021
    United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $155,804