As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available. Various is a category that does not account for the refugee's origin. These statistics, which are for 2011, are the latest available, are provisional and are subject to change.
Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Montenegro. According to UNHCR statistics for 2011, 12,874 refugees and individuals in refugee-like situations were resident in Montenegro.
Pravni Centar- Legal Center
Address: Legal Center Podgorica,
4/1 Balsica Street
Tel/fax: 00382 20 230 913
E-mail: pravnicentart-com [dot] me / sanjapct-com [dot] me
The Pravni Centre is an implementing partner with the UNHCR that provides legal aid, counselling for refugees, and attempts to ensure the protection of their rights and provides assistance during their integration into the Montenegrin society. The main nationalities that seek their help are from Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. They are also concerned with statelessness in Montenegro and provide legal aid to the Roma, Ashkelia, and Egyptian (RAE) populations as well as victims of gender-based violence. They indicate that they are staffed with lawyers with experience in providing legal assistance in accessing healthcare, pension issues and in preparing written and oral documentation for court or administrative bodies.
Red Cross Montenegro
Jovana Tomasevica 6, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: 00382 20 241 819
Fax: 00382 20 241 613
Email: ckcgt-com [dot] me
Assistance particularly to the Roma refugees from Kosovo. The Red Cross is the implementing partner of UNHCR and runs the Konik camp for them. As well as physical infrastructure there is an emphasis on education of women, preventing early marriage and the provision of legal aid, for example to acquire identity documents, which are a prerequisite for access to many other rights.
Psycho-social support is also provided to other refugees and vulnerable people. The focus is on inclusion in society and access to education.