Sri Lanka

 

Operation: Opération: Sri Lanka

Location

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Key Figures

2021 planning figures
4,000 refugee returnees will receive cash assistance
1,400 refugee households will receive multipurpose cash assistance to meet basic and essential needs
500 vulnerable refugees will depart on third country resettlement
130 refugee children will be provided with access to primary education
2019 year-end results
1,400 households received multi-purpose cash grants to meet basic and essential needs
1,000 refugee returnees received cash grants
350 vulnerable individuals departed for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America through resettlement and complementary pathways
100 primary school-aged children were enrolled in primary education

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

10%
Decrease in
2019
2019 37,947
2018 42,286
2017 42,766

 

[["Refugees",1045],["Asylum-seekers",361],["IDPs",25110],["Returned IDPs",10363],["Returned refugees",1068]]
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Sri Lanka

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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Operational environment 

UNHCR will continue to work closely with Government counterparts to ensure asylum-seekers and refugees are protected and assisted until their claims are determined and solutions are found for them in third countries. Close technical coordination will also continue, though space for advocacy on refugee issues is limited and refugees face challenges to access certain rights, such as to work.
 
UNHCR will continue to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees in the region and seek to build partnerships for sustainable reintegration in areas of return.
 
The Government is expected to continue to provide asylum-seekers and refugees with access to free health care at Government medical facilities, while UNHCR will continue to ensure other basic needs for people of concern are met. 

Key priorities

In 2021, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Maintaining protection space for asylum-seekers and refugees by strengthening coordination with relevant Government and civil society stakeholders, while pursuing solutions for refugees and refugee returnees.
  • Advocating people of concern’s access to public schools and work, in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs and faith-based groups will remain pillars of UNHCR’s community-based work. 
  • Continuing to advocate solutions for Sri Lankan refugees in the region, with a focus on reintegration support and monitoring of returning refugees. 
  • Building the Government’s ownership of asylum by providing technical support, strategic coordination, and capacity building.
  • Advocating accession to the statelessness conventions.
Latest contributions
  • 16-APR-2021
    Italy
    $586,167
  • 14-APR-2021
    Republic of Korea
    $4,000,000
  • 12-APR-2021
    Japan
    $32,543,949
  • 09-APR-2021
    Republic of Korea
    $1,000,000
  • Lithuania
    $58,617
  • 06-APR-2021
    Japan

    private donors

    $101,742
  • 05-APR-2021
    Finland
    $8,206,331
  • 04-APR-2021
    Qatar

    private donors

    $993,553
  • United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $141,654
  • United States of America

    private donors

    $649,161
  • 31-MAR-2021
    Switzerland

    private donors

    $130,294
  • Germany

    private donors

    $4,838,709
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $305,378
  • Spain

    private donors

    $9,357,342
  • 30-MAR-2021
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $336,225
  • Greece

    private donors

    $134,128
  • France
    $1,151,802
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $501,976
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $8,056,152
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $343,918