Argentina Multi-Country Office

The UNHCR Multi-Country Office in Argentina provides support to refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced people in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
 

US $56.2 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
A man harvesting
Santiago Vazquez, Argentinian artist, harvesting in the vegetable garden on his new plot of land in the countryside in Uruguay. During the last Argentine military dictatorship, he and his family were forced into exile in Spain. At that time, they were recognized as refugees and received support from UNHCR. In 2021, on World Refugee Day, Santiago reconnected with his personal history when he was invited by UNHCR to create a musical piece that celebrated refugees through their voices and everyday sounds. © UNHCR/Markel Redondo
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Argentina has hosted over 150,000 Venezuelan nationals in the past five years. In collaboration with partners and local authorities, UNHCR ensures access, regularization, and integration. Local support initiatives promote the inclusion of refugees in national services, employment, and vocational training.

Bolivia, as a transit country, faces challenges in migrant protection. UNHCR monitors the situation, provides normative development support, and offers essential goods, temporary housing, and livelihood assistance. Local partnerships in border areas guarantee the right to access and regularization for those staying.

In Chile, UNHCR collaborates with partners, government institutions, civil society and communities. The focus is on ensuring international protection, advocating for integration, and promoting durable solutions for over 450,000 refugees, asylum-seekers, and others in need of international protection. Special attention is given to working alongside hosting communities to promote peaceful coexistence, reduce xenophobic expressions, and foster positive social processes where both Chileans and newcomers collaborate for the benefit of their communities.

Paraguay maintains an open-door policy with an active refugee eligibility system. UNHCR and government partners enhance administrative capacities by providing access, asylum procedures, and local integration. Efforts also focus on promoting refugee self-reliance, socio-economic integration, and supporting small-scale businesses.

In Uruguay, UNHCR supports asylum and regularization, preventing refoulement. Collaborating with local counterparts, the programming emphasizes inclusion, health, education, and labor market integration. Long-term goals involve creating complementary pathways through labor mobility and sustainable resettlement.

Explore the Spanish website to access additional information and UNHCR's news and stories related to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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Latest updates

Argentina MCO Funding Update - 2024
06-Jun-24
published
1 week ago
Argentina MCO Funding Update - 2023
04-Mar-24
published
3 months ago
January 2024
published
4 months ago
January 2024
published
4 months ago
October 2023
published
7 months ago
October 2023
published
7 months ago
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