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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.
Conselho Português para os Refugiados
Conselho Português para os Refugiados provide legal advice, help with finding housing and accessing social allowances. They also undertake training and professional integration services (especially with Portuguese language courses).
Médicos do Mundo
Médicos do Mundo provide medical assistance to refugees in detention centers and in temporary shelters.
Serviço Jesuíta a os Refugiados (Jesuit Refugee Service)
The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, whose mission is to accompany, advocate and serve the cause of refugees and immigrants who find themselves in a state of great human and social vulnerability. Since 1992 JRS in Portugal has been meeting the needs that surface among the immigrant and refugee population, to insure their reception and their full integration in areas like employment, training, language and psychological, social and legal support. It has been coordinating an accommodation center for homeless immigrants since 2006.