Partner: UNHCR

UNHCR and Better Shelter

1.7 million out of the more than 5.5 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela are situated in Colombia.

UNHCR’s Integrated Assistance Centre in Maicao has space for 1,400 people, where refugees and migrants can live in a Better Shelter for a month and receive food and access to health services, legal orientation, counselling and support with family reunifications.

In February 2021, the Colombian government granted almost one million of refugees and migrants from Venezuela temporary protective status, enabling them to work and access healthcare services.

Project Information


ImplementationMar 2019

Number of units480

PurposeTemporary shelters