The key mandate of ARRA is to support and maintain the physical safety of refugees as well as ensure refugees live in dignity until durable solutions are found to their plights. Moreover, ARRA takes the lead in coordinating and managing ongoing refugee programs while availing land to set up camps.
The following mandates include the major activities it carries out to fulfill its responsibilities.
-Serve as a key government agency and representative on all matters of refugees and asylum-seekers
-Conduct refugee status determination exercises and deciding on refugee status
-Establish refugee camps and managing the overall coordination of camp activities
– Provide physical protection and maintain the well-being of all people of concern
-Provide and coordinate basic and social service delivery to refugees
-Coordinate country-level refugee assistance programs
– Assist and facilitate NGO partners and other stakeholder interventions in the discharge of their activities
-facilitate and undertake repatriation movements when the causes of refugee displacement are solved