Refugees as assets to their new countries
UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for the millions of people forced to flee their homes
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
as of June 2022, as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.
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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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.
Latest from UNHCR
Intense fighting has broken out in Sudan, with reports of civilians killed and injured in multiple parts of the country.
Prices of food, fuel and other basic goods are reportedly skyrocketing, making critical goods unaffordable for many people. Despite attempts at ceasefires, people are being displaced amid the clashes and are fleeing to neighbouring countries like Chad and South Sudan, in urgent need of basic relief items and shelter.
UNHCR teams are on the ground to meet new arrivals and provide life-saving assistance. But as the fighting displaces more people, support is urgently needed to scale up the response.