UNHCR - CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Provision of legal, socio-psychological, medical services as well as local integration in Albania - UNHCR/Albania/2018/001

18 September, 2018

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST UNHCR/Albania/2018/001

Project title and Identification:

 Provision of legal, socio-psychological, medical services as well as local integration in Albania

Project Location:

 Albania, Tirana

Brief Background of the Project:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated by the United Nations to lead and co-ordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.  UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees and to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum, find refuge in another state, and to return home voluntarily. 

UNHCR’s support in Albania for an efficient asylum system has started since 1992. In recent years Albania with the assistance of UNHCR and other international organizations, has made great efforts in establishing an asylum and migration systems in line with international and EU standards.  UNHCR provides social services and community-based assistance to asylum-seekers and refugees and identifies durable solutions for refugees mainly towards their local integration and implements activities related to it. UNHCR as per the relevant dispositions of the Asylum Legislation, also assists the Government in the Refugee Status Determination process. 

UNHCR enters into agreements with local NGOs in implementing the above mentioned objectives.  As such, UNHCR issues this Call for Interest to local NGOs operating in Albania.