UNHCR resettlement submission categories

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Congolese (DRC) Refugees in Zambia - 2013

Refugee population: 
15 999
location: 

Geolocation is -13.133897, 27.849332

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 12,184

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 3,230

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 700

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Congolese (DRC) Refugees in Burundi - 2013

Refugee population: 
45 490
location: 

Geolocation is -3.373056, 29.9188859999999

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 45,124

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 17,251

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 4,400

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Congolese (DRC) Refugees in Rwanda - 2013

Refugee population: 
73 399
location: 

Geolocation is -1.940278, 29.873888

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 73,041

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 13,300

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 2,400

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Congolese (DRC) Refugees in Tanzania - 2013

Refugee population: 
264 355
location: 

Geolocation is -6.369028, 34.888822

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 64,569

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 33,739

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 5,000

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Congolese (DRC) Refugees in the Republic of Congo - 2013

Refugee population: 
113 362
location: 

Geolocation is -0.228021, 15.827659

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 673

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 425

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 400

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Republic of the Congo - 2013

Refugee population: 
51 037
location: 

Geolocation is -0.228021, 15.827659

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 31,936

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 300

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 75

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Syrian Refugees in Jordan - 2013

Refugee population: 
606 692
location: 

Geolocation is 32.0509201204086, 36.8701171875

refugee group: 
Syrian
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 585,304

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 60,000

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 6,000

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme: No

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Congolese (DRC) Refugees in Uganda - 2013

Refugee population: 
218,531
location: 

Geolocation is 1.373333, 32.290275000000065

refugee group: 
Congolese
description: 

Refugee population (persons): 154,262

Total projected resettlement needs (persons): 11,294

Total UNHCR submission planned for 2015 (persons): 3,750

UNHCR priority caseload for resettlement in 2015

UNHCR priority situation for the strategic use of resettlement in 2015

Common EU priorities for 2015

Regional protection programme

Resettlement countries in 2013-2014

 

Resettling Refugees: Canada’s Humanitarian Commitments

 

Introduction

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that almost 960,000 refugees are currently in need of resettlement in a third country. These are refugees who, according to the UNHCR, can neither return to their country of origin nor integrate into their country of first asylum.

Together, the international community has committed to resettle around 80,000 refugees each year. Historically, Canada has resettled approximately 10% of this total; the government’s current goal is to resettle between 8% and 12%. In 2010, the government committed to increase the number of refugees resettled each year from abroad by 20% (2,500 people). For 2015, the government has agreed to accept up to 14,500 resettled refugees, out of a total of 285,000 new immigrants.

Canada admits refugees for resettlement on a humanitarian basis. Resettlement also provides a way for Canada to alleviate the burden for host countries and share the responsibility for displaced persons. In addition to commitments to resettle refugees, Canada has international obligations to those who come to Canada on their own and are found to be in need of protection (refugee claimants or asylum seekers).

This publication provides an overview of Canada’s refugee resettlement programs, explaining who is eligible for resettlement and the different programs in place. Finally, it concludes with some of the operational issues involved in refugee resettlement.