UNHCR and Better Shelter
Ecuador is the country in Latin America that has the largest population of recognized refugees – around 70, 000 Colombians and more than 400,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
Ecuador has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the summer months of 2020, hospitals were at full capacity and in most cities there were almost no ICUs available to treat patients with Covid-19.
In 2020 and 2021, UNHCR has installed Better Shelters throughout Ecuador to improve the response capacity of the Ecuadorian health system. Both refugees and Ecuadorians are treated in these Better Shelters.
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