Persons with specific needs

UNHCR is proactively identifying and supporting refugees with specific needs through the prevention and response mechanisms available with public institutions, and by social workers and civil society partners. With the aim of further strengthening the national institutions, UNHCR continues to support the Ministry of Social Affairs’ social development centres, where refugees with all backgrounds can access services and counseling and take part in activities and skills trainings spanning livelihood to literacy, to boost their resilience.

Refugees with specific needs, including survivors of violence, are rapidly identified and immediately referred for protection and/or assistance interventions, including specialized medical, legal, administrative and/or cash-based assistance.