The UNHCR India office gathers and synthesizes monthly data and figures at the country level. These statistics enable the Representation's Programme, Protection and Public Information Units to monitor the developments and plan the country operations, budget and personnel.
UNHCR's operation in India is based in New Delhi and has an office in Chennai. In New Delhi, UNHCR conducts mandate Refugee Status Determination (RSD) for individual asylum seekers from non-neighbouring countries, with the exception of Myanmar. The UNHCR office in Chennai supports the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees to their home country.
As of end December 2014, there are some 31,000 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in India.
Some 51% of refugees and asylum-seekers are men, while 49% are women. There are some 11,000 children below the age of 18.
* Other nationalities including refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan.
|CONVENTION||DATE OF ACCESSION|
|1951 Refugee Convention||-|
|ICCPR||10 April 1979|
|ICESCR||10 April 1979|
|CRC||11 December 1992|
|CEDAW||9 July 1993|
|Who does refugee status determination (RSD)?||UNHCR|
Facts and figures are vital to UNHCR for planning and preparedness. UNHCR's full-time statisticians keep track of the number of people of concern to the Agency. These figures are released every June in the annual Global Trends report, while the Norwegian Refugee Council releases annual global figures for internally displaced people.
For more interesting figures about the people we help worldwide, go to Figures At a Glance
For more refugee stories in statistics, visit the UNHCR Statistics page