Figures at a Glance
Know your numbers
Facts and figures are vital to UNHCR for planning its operations and being prepared when an emergency strikes. Full-time statisticians in UNHCR's Field Information and Coordination Section in the Headquarters keep track of the latest figures and data on refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, released every June in the annual Global Trends report. Annual budget figures are compiled by the Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization service, while the Division of Human Resources Management keeps details on the agency’s staff and personnel.
The Regional Representation for Central Europe collects and synthesizes monthly data and figures both at regional and country level from the national refugee authorities in the seven countries covered. These data are analyzed to identify the current trends and changes with regard to number of asylum applications, country of origin and type of international protection requested and granted. The analysis also looks at the situation of vulnerable groups, unaccompanied minors as well as victims of human trafficking. This enables the Representation’s Programme, Protection and Public Information Units to monitor the regional developments and plan the regional and country operations, budget and personnel.
Globally, UNHCR operates on an annual budget of more than US$ 3.59 billion in 2012. This is a record, and figures could continue to rise as the agency bases its budget appeals on the real needs of the displaced who require support. The 2012 budget of UNHCR in Central Europe amounts to some US$ 11.1 million, including, among other things, the Emergency Transit Centre in Slovakia and the monitoring of reception conditions across the region.
Over the years, UNHCR globally has allocated more resources to field operations, cutting back on staff and administration costs. Currently, the agency has a total staff of some 7.680 people, 85 percent of them out in the field in over 125 countries, in a mixture of 135 regional and country offices, as well as 279 sub and field offices.
The Regional Representation for Central Europe has a staff of some 60 people based in its Office in Budapest and the seven countries it covers.
Apart from the Regional Representation, Budapest also hosts UNHCR’s Global Service Centre opened in 2008 with some 230 staff, in finance, personnel, posting, supply management and global learning.