Operation: Russian Federation
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|2021 planning figures|
|3,550||people of concern to access free legal aid to access legal status documentation, medical care, livelihoods, permanent residency and naturalization|
|300||stories on UNHCR operations globally to be published in the Russian media|
|250||people of concern obtain legal advice for accessing work opportunities|
|50||families with school-aged children who are out of school to be identified and provided with legal aid to enroll their children|
|2019 year-end results|
|100%||of vulnerable people of concern identified for resettlement were submitted for resettlement|
|70%||of people of concern had access to primary health care|
|65%||of people of concern had access to status determination procedures|
|55%||of people of concern obtained favorable outcomes in naturalization procedures|
|5,700||individuals benefitted from over 20,400 legal consultations with UNHCR and partners|
People of Concern
Operational environmentIn 2021, UNHCR does not anticipate major changes to the number of people of concern in the Russian Federation. UNHCR will continue to engage with traditional government and non-government partners, while seeking to expand its partnerships with new actors within the framework of the Global Compact on Refugees.
UNHCR will develop its awareness-raising activities on the plight of refugees and reinforce national and international partnership. It will continue to advocate and support the access of asylum-seekers and refugees to asylum, livelihood and durable solutions within the Russian Federation by working with relevant actors and providing free legal assistance and targeted social support to persons with specific needs. UNHCR will also continue to advocate and support free legal assistance for stateless persons seeking to regularize their status.
Key prioritiesIn 2021, UNHCR will focus on:
- Maintaining its dialogue with relevant Government partners to increase support for UNHCR’s objectives and activities within the Russian Federation and globally.
- Developing its awareness-raising activities with civil society and the private sector.
- Expanding its dialogue with education, employment and other relevant actors to improve the access of asylum-seekers and refugees to social rights and benefits, thus increasing their possibilities for self-reliance and local integration.
- Extending its dialogue with legal actors to support access of asylum-seekers and refugees to asylum procedures, livelihood and durable solutions, and expand its free legal aid networks.
- Building on the Government’s best practices observed in 2020, increase UNHCR’s advocacy and dialogue on legislative developments to further reduce and prevent statelessness, facilitate naturalization of former refugees and maintain its free legal assistance to targeted stateless persons.