A short presentation of the vetting challenge

Insufficient vetting creates problems in
resettlement cases:

• When the refugee and the host-nation are incompatible
• When the refugee has a hidden agenda
• When the host-nation lacks implementation tools or praxis

Problems with insufficient vetting because of
fraud or corruption:

• Genuine refugees are easily set aside
• Damages loyalty to and confidence in existing systems
• Makes the entire help chain vulnerable and weak

Insufficient vetting due to
political or religious discrepancies:

• Will probably cause all the above-mentioned problems
• Will influence the political motivation to provide funds
• A quick way to total system-collapse


UNHCR is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees.

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