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Refugees as assets to their new countries

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Refugees as assets to their new countries

Refugee youth wish to be self-reliant and are eager to use their talents and passions to contribute to the communities hosting them. We can all do more to give refugees hope and opportunities while they are away from home.

UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for the millions of people forced to flee their homes

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, or war at home

UNHCR India operates in 11 locations with the support of 8 implementing partners.

We provide sustainable and timely support to address the basic needs of the most vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers across the country. 

Our gamut includes the determination of refugee status, providing emergency and life-saving health care, legal and social counselling, along with psycho-social support. 


Key facts and figures

101.1 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced*

as of June 2022, as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.

India hosts approximately 250,000 refugees and asylum-seekers

At present, we provide sustainable and timely support to address the basic needs of 49,415 refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas across the country.


Reporting and Publications

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Global Appeal 2023

The Global Appeal is UNHCR's annual publication describing its plans for the coming year and the outlook for forcibly displaced and stateless people in 2023.

View the Appeal 

View the French version

Cover page of the India: Year End Report 2022

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UNHCR India Year End Report 2022

UNHCR India's 2022 year-end report provides an overview of the country operation's efforts to support those forced to flee including registration, refugee status determination, access to services and durable solutions.

See UNHCR India reports and publications  


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Services for Refugees

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