United States of America Multi-Country Office

 

The United States of America Multi-Country Office covers operations in the United States, 15 Caribbean states and 9 overseas territories including Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize (until 2017), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago; the British overseas territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands; and the Dutch overseas territories of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten. 

Operation: Opération: United States of America Multi-Country Office

Location

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Key Figures

2021 planning figures
91,400 stateless persons or people still at risk of statelessness in the Dominican Republic will be provided with legal aid
3,000 vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants will receive multisector assistance in the Dominican Republic
300 vulnerable stateless persons will be provided with cash assistance in Dominican Republic
2019 year-end figures
2,400 households received cash transfers for basic and domestic items
380 individuals received legal assistance in Aruba and Curaçao
280 survivors of SGBV received specialized support

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

11%
Increase in
2019
2019 1,308,919
2018 1,183,774
2017 942,897

 

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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Operational environment

UNHCR expects that at least half a million asylum-seekers will arrive through the southern border of the United States in 2021, primarily from the north of Central American countries. An increase in the number of Venezuelan asylum-seekers is also foreseen as a result of the deteriorating protection space in the Americas. In addition to the increase of asylum-seekers and refugees, the United States of America could see a surge in the arrival of people fleeing economic devastation and/or heightened sociopolitical instability in Latin America and the Caribbean related to the COVID-19 pandemic. An asylum backlog of over 1 million cases will continue to exist.

With regard to the situation at the border between the United States of America and Mexico, new opportunities for meaningful cross-border engagement will continue as UNHCR expands its operations and protection presence in Mexico and consolidates a small field presence on the American side.

In the Dominican Republic, the new political scenario following the elections held in June 2020 provided opportunities for solutions for the large stateless population, as well as for the 114,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants - 100,000 of whom remain in irregular status. As the situation in Haiti continues to deteriorate, UNHCR foresees a rise in new arrivals, and fears an increase in refoulement, xenophobia, and significant vulnerabilities affecting Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

Key priorities

In 2021, UNHCR in the United States of America and Dominican Republic will focus on:
  • Prioritizing activities to strengthen access to asylum, preserve protection safeguards and advance the integration of refugees in the United States of America. UNHCR also intends to back American engagement in regional responses, including support for regional asylum capacity-building in Mexico and the North of Central America and the Protection Transfer Arrangement.
  • Supporting the implementation of the American refugee admissions programme, while exploring avenues to expand co-sponsorship models, as well as supporting the national action plan to end statelessness by 2024. 
  • Promoting protection-sensitive management of mixed movements, emergency preparedness for a potential influx from Haiti, as well as coordinated humanitarian efforts to address the most pressing needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, alongside Response for Venezuelans (R4V) platform partners in the Dominican Republic.
  • Assisting the Government of the Dominican Republic to progressively develop asylum laws, policies and processing systems.
  • The progressive eradication of statelessness in the Caribbean, including through the pursuit of nationality solutions in the Dominican Republic will also be a key strategic priority. 
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