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‘Leave No One Behind’, the UNHCR India way

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. 


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UNHCR in India

UNHCR India works in cooperation with the Government of India, civil society, private sector, and partner organizations in providing assistance and support to refugees in India.

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Facts and Figures

UNHCR India is committed to sharing accurate facts and figures regarding its operations and publishes regular reports such as the monthly factsheet, achievements booklet, and year-end report.

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Know The Refugees

UNHCR India publishes a diverse range of information, education, and communication materials intended to highlight refugee stories and increase awareness on refugee issues.


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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


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UNHCR India Year End Report 2023

UNHCR India's 202 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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