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What we do
Help the uprooted and stateless
UNHCR in Central Europe works to ensure that asylum-seekers have access to territory, to fair and efficient asylum procedures and to decent reception conditions. UNHCR also promotes the effective integration of recognized refugees into their host societies or their resettlement when it is not possible for them to stay in the country where they have first sought refuge. In accordance with its mandate, the UN refugee agency also takes an active part in mapping the problem of statelessness in the region and protecting stateless people. It lobbies for the development and strengthening of adequate national legal frameworks that tackle the problem and reduce the statelessness.
UNHCR aims at ensuring that in all of its assistance and protection programmes the displaced people are in the centre of decision-making concerning their own protection and welfare. Therefore it carries out an Age, Gender and Diversity strategy, visiting detention and reception facilities as well as refugees in their private homes every year to learn about their concerns and needs from themselves. UNHCR pays a special attention to the particular needs of the vulnerable groups of displaced people, such as children, women, elder people and people with disabilities.
UNHCR in Central Europe also informs the public about the plight of people in flight and the stateless. To this aim, it produces printed and digital information and runs a website in all the countries of the region. Furthermore, it works closely with the media to explain the needs of the displaced around the world and of those seeking protection in Central Europe.
Learn more on what we do at the links below.
How UNHCR ensures that asylum-seekers are granted effective access to territory and asylum procedures.
How UNHCR as a watchdog over refugee issues promotes basic human rights of refugees and helps states establish asylum structures.
Why the length of the detention, the hour of the language class or the gender of the doctor matter to UNHCR. Learn here.
Finding a new home and becoming part of the local community. See how UNHCR promotes refugee integration.
A durable solution for those who can neither return home in safety and dignity nor stay in the place of first refuge. How UNHCR promotes resettlement.
A special attention to meet the needs of children, women, elderly people and those with disabilities. Read more.
A problem affecting an estimated 12 million people worldwide. See how UNHCR protects them.