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29 Feb 2016 description


  • 828* New Refugee Registrations

  • 71* Long Term Visas (LTVs) or Stay Visas issued to refugees

  • *103 Voluntary Repatriation (Sri Lankans‐101 Afghans‐2)

  • 14* Naturalised Hindu‐Sikh Afghans (3885 cases under process)

* Cumulative figures from 1/1/2016 to 31/1/2016

Population of concern

  • A total of 209,234 people of concern
30 Sep 2013 description

This report is a collaborative effort between the Joint IDP Profiling Service, the Feinstein International Centre (Tufts University) and UNHCR. The study was fully funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

The profiling exercise was conducted in close collaboration with our implementing partner in Delhi the Development and Justice initiative (DAJI).

21 Dec 2012 description

NEW DELHI, India, December 21 (UNHCR) – Urban refugees in the Indian capital told UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres of their daily challenges during a two-day visit in which he discussed concrete steps for strengthening UNHCR's partnership with the government.

Guterres visited a refugee centre in New Delhi on Thursday and met eight exiles from Afghanistan, Myanmar and Somalia. They told him about the financial difficulties they face, and the challenge finding places to stay.

25 Jul 2011 description

Executive Summary

An estimated 58 percent of all refugees now live in cities.
The urban refugee population is increasing rapidly, but models for service delivery and protection have not kept pace. Applying camp-based approaches is both prohibitively expensive and inappropriate. The international and local community must identify strategies and models for assisting urban refugees that promote self-help, self-reliance and access to and support for existing host government services, as well as refugees’ integration into existing development and poverty alleviation programs.

02 Feb 2011 description
report Irish Aid


This report is an independent review of the Irish Government's support to countries affected by the earthquake and tsunami of the 26th December 2004. It is estimated that the tragedy left some 227,000 people dead and missing in the countries affected with around 1.9 million people displaced from their homes and livelihoods.

01 Sep 2010 description

Five actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved in August 2010, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.

The situation in Somalia continued to deteriorate as al-Shabaab stepped up its attacks and fighting intensified in Mogadishu. Late in the month the militant Islamist group stormed a hotel in the capital killing at least 35 people, including six MPs; days later four AMISOM peacekeepers were killed when insurgents shelled the presidential palace.

24 Dec 2009 description
report CARE


Le matin du 26 décembre 2004, le Tsunami venu de l'Océan Indien déclenche une onde de choc dans le monde entier. Provoqué par l'un des plus puissants tremblements de terre jamais enregistrés sur un sismographe, l'impact a été prodigieux : plus d'une douzaine de pays ont été touchés, environ 250 000 personnes ont perdu la vie et des millions se sont retrouvées sans abri.

Dans les villages les plus durement touchés de la côte indonésienne, environ 70% de la population a disparu.

22 Dec 2009 description
report Oxfam

2.5 million people helped, 10,800 wells, 2,900 houses, 102 schools, 31 bridges built and 100 km of roads cleared and constructed

Unprecedented public generosity saw January 2005 set a new record for donations to Oxfam shops and 6,000 new volunteers

By the fifth anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami, 26 December 2009, international agency Oxfam will close the last few remaining tsunami aid projects having helped approximately 2.5 million people.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 18 December 2009 - Five years after an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, UNICEF issued a report summarizing the results of its relief and recovery programmes in the eight affected countries.

View report: Tsunami Report 5 Year Anniversary

The tragic events of December 26, 2004 caused destruction on an unprecedented scale. Nearly 230,000 people were killed - the majority of them women and children.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund


The December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, leaving nearly 230,000 dead or missing and devastating communities.

15 Dec 2009 description

Today, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Thomson Reuters Foundation announce the launch of a new multimedia web documentary - "Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope" - produced jointly to mark the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami - recognised as the worst natural disaster in living memory.

Combining powerful imagery by award-winning Reuters photojournalists with eyewitness testimony from four people whose lives were dramatically changed by the tsunami, the documentary reveals the strength of the human spirit in the …

11 Dec 2009 description
report Save the Children

Achievements for Children 5 Years, 5 Countries

The earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004, killed more than 260,000 people across the Indian Ocean perimeter, making it one of the deadliest disasters in history.

Save the Children's five-year humanitarian response represents the largest in the agency's history.

09 Dec 2009 description


Five years ago, on 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra created a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Millions of people around the world watched in horror as the aftermath of the biggest single natural disaster in living memory unfolded on their television screens.

29 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth session
Second Committee
Agenda item 53 (c)
Sustainable development: International Strategy

14 Aug 2009 description
report UN News Service

It was 2 a.m. at the United Nations Geneva headquarters when the news broke on 26 December, 2004 - a massive earthquake had rocked the floor bed of the Indian Ocean.

10 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 55 (c) of the provisional agenda*
Sustainable development: International Strategy

10 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 55 c) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Développement durable : Stratégie internationale

01 Jun 2009 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: July 2008 to December 2008

Appeal target (as per Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2004- 2010 issued in 31 March 2008): CHF 691.3 million (USD 623.6 million or EUR 431.6 million)

Appeal coverage: 98% .


Indonesia: Entering the fifth year of the operation, the International Federation's contribution towards the recovery of the community in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Aceh) and Nias Island of North Sumatra province in support of Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) progresses steadily.

24 Apr 2009 description

Women were particularly hit hard, but played a crucial role in disaster risk reduction

New York - To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes, says a report presented today at the United Nations. Involving local communities in the recovery process, according to "The Tsunami Legacy: Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change" report, is as instrumental as installing …