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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has established partnerships with a wide variety of actors to deal with the crucial issues of refugee protection, resettlement and operations. These range from government to non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and refugee communities.

In order to more efficiently carry out its mandate, UNHCR India works with its 'Implementing Partners'. This page provides information on all its implementing partners.

BOSCO NEW DELHI

BOSCO is part of the Don Bosco Global Network spread across 135 countries, running educational institutions, vocational and technical training centres and community empowerment projects, providing various services to young people around the globe.

As an implementing partner of UNHCR in India, BOSCO facilitates access to basic services such as government health and education services through a team of experts supported by community workers. Early childhood education, bridge/tuition classes are provided. BOSCO responds to the needs of persons with specific needs through regular assessments and psychosocial support. Special programmes are in place for children, youth and GBV survivors. BOSCO supports community leadership and decision making and conducts participatory assessments. BOSCO provides sanitary materials and dignity kits to vulnerable women and girls.

Focus Areas: Education, Health and Livelihoods

Partner since: 2002

SOCIO-LEGAL INFORMATION CENTRE (SLIC)

The Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC) is part of the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), which is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights.

SLIC provides free legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, liaises with the local authorities and helps eligible refugees to acquire Indian citizenship through naturalization and registration. It conducts trainings for lawyers, police, activists and local communities and facilitates eligible refugees in acquiring Indian Citizenship.

SLIC intervenes in legal cases pertaining to refugees and asylum seekers. In addition to this, SLIC with the help of Human Rights Law Network (a division of SLIC) gathers information and makes necessary interventions to address refugees' protection concerns where HRLN is present.

Focus Areas: Legal Assistance

Partner since: 2001

DEVELOPMENT AND JUSTICE INITIATIVE (DAJI)

Development And Justice Initiative (DAJI) is registered in New Delhi as a public charitable Trust and works mainly with urban poor, migrant workers, refugees and displaced people. It is particularly concerned with rights and safety of children, women, and elderly, differently abled people, Dalits, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples.

DAJI's project with UNHCR seeks to improve the health/education status of Rohingya refugees/asylum seekers in Mewat, Haryana and Jaipur, Rajasthan by strengthening and expanding community mobilization, promotion of favourable protection environment/peaceful coexistence with local communities, capacity building, advocacy and improved linkages with existing government/ non-governmental services.

Focus Areas: Health and Education

Partner since: 2014

FAIR TRADE FORUM-INDIA (FTF-I)

is the National Network for Fair Trade in India. It works with more than 250,000 producers – artisans and farmers – through more than 100 member organisations. FTF-I is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization– WFTO, which is the global face of Fair Trade. FTF-I is UNHCR's newest partner in livelihoods who have just started work this year.

The project is starting with a pilot phase whereby a few successful livelihoods models can be evolved by working with around refugees in Delhi, Mewat and Jaipur. Refugees will be trained in employability skills for start-up jobs and for starting micro enterprises keeping in mind the aspirations of the identified refugees as well as potential opportunities associated with the skills. Imparting basic financial & digital literacy and inculcating respect for environment, cutting across all the offered training programs, is the USP of this programme.

Focus Areas: Livelihood

Partner since: 2018

SAVE THE CHILDREN INDIA (SCI)

Started in 2008, Save the Children India is working in 18 states in India and has reached more than 9 million children, including 2.7 million in 2017. SCI strives to provide quality education, healthcare, protection from harm and abuse and life-saving aid during emergencies to children. As a UNHCR, implementing partner SCI seeks to reduce the vulnerability of refugees/asylum seekers especially women, children and youth to protection risks by enabling them to meet their basic needs.

The Project will advocate for and focus on child protection, prevention/response to gender based violence, community based initiatives with adolescent girls/women/youth, access to government health care/education services, and improved access to livelihood opportunities (in Hyderabad). The Persons of Concern in Jammu include primarily Rohingyas. The work in Hyderabad will include all nationals living there

Focus Areas: Child Protection

Partner since: 2015

GANDHI NATIONAL MEMORIAL SOCIETY (GNMS)

The Gandhi National Memorial Society (GNMS) promotes Gandhian policies and aims at overall development of deprived women and children. Education, vocational training courses, counselling, rehabilitation and other activities focussing on women and youth are carried out by the organisation. UNHCR runs a small programme implemented by GNMS to ensure that mandate refugees living in Maharashtra and Goa have access to UNHCR Protection closer to their place of residence.

Focus Areas: Overall support to refugees and asylum seekers residing in Maharashtra and Goa

Partner since: 1997

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