COVID-19 Impact Assessment: Urban Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Thailand

The report consists of a multi-sector Needs Assessment and post-distribution monitoring of UNHCR’s cash support programme. It is based on a survey carried out from 29 October to 06 November 2020 with 213 asylum-seeker and refugee households in urban areas of Thailand and follows the earlier Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) and Post-distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercise conducted in May 2020. 

The report provides an overview of findings from the Needs Assessment and PDM exercise and proposes a series of recommendations to strengthen the continued efforts by UNHCR, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Royal Thai Government to better support refugees and asylum-seekers while the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt. 

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