Operation: Opération: Zambia



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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
100% of known SGBV survivors will receive appropriate support; 
4,000 people of concern will receive production kits or inputs for agriculture/livestock/fisheries activities
1,800 primary school-aged children will be enrolled in primary education
150 people of concern will be provided with entrepreneurship / business training
2018 year-end results
14,080 people of concern received shelter support
6,900 registered refugee children enrolled in primary education
2,130 people of concern received cash grants
170 people of concern had their cases submitted for resettlement
140 wells/boreholes rehabilitated
20.4 litres of water provided per person, per day

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2019 85,871
2018 76,027
2017 68,340


[["Refugees",57521],["Asylum-seekers",5075],["Others of concern",23275]]
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Year-end Overview

Operational Environment

The political and economic situation in Zambia is expected to remain stable during 2019, with its open door policy towards asylum-seekers projected to continue. The 2017 Refugee Act provides the legal framework for protection, assistance and solutions for refugees in Zambia. Since late 2017, Zambia has received over 20,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo leading to the opening of Mantapala refugee settlement in Luapula Province. The estimated total number of people of concern to UNHCR in 2019 stands at some 105,400.
The Government has provided land for Meheba, Mayukwayukwa and Mantapala refugee settlements. In addition, health, education, water and sanitation services in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa settlements are provided by national services. UNHCR and the Government are currently co-leading the refugee response under the Refugee Coordination Model. Inter-agency coordination is taking place both at capital and field levels.
UNHCR’s cooperation with the Government is expected to remain close and constructive with increased interactions under the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). The roll out of CRRF in Zambia will focus on the areas of i) admission and rights, ii) inclusion of refugees into national service delivery programmes, iii) self-reliance and access to livelihoods, and iv) durable solutions including local integration and third-country solutions. The operation will also implement a multi-year, multi-partner protection and solutions strategy in line with the CRRF.

Key Priorities

UNHCR will advocate for the effective involvement of development partners and NGOs in protection and assistance of refugees as well as, in line with CRRF principles, the inclusion of people of concern in overall national planning and programmes.
In 2019, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Ensuring that asylum-seekers and refugees have access to biometric registration and documentation;
  • Expanding the use of cash-based interventions to other sectors beyond the provision of cash-for-food;
  • Facilitating durable solutions for refugees with emphasis on voluntary repatriation and local integration.
Latest contributions
  • 01-JUL-2020
  • 30-JUN-2020
  • Japan

    private donors

  • Malaysia

    private donors

  • Brazil
  • Spain

    private donors

  • Thailand

    private donors

  • Norway

    private donors

  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • 29-JUN-2020
  • Norway

    private donors

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Argentina
  • Spain
  • Greece

    private donors

  • Romania
  • Sweden

    private donors