Building temporary shelters in North Macedonia

Region: Europe
Country: North Macedonia
Year: 2015
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 51-100
Modality: Transit centres, Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

In order to increase sheltering capacity following the growing arrival of migrants and refugees in the Balkan region, UNHCR and the Red Cross built 96 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHU) in North Macedonia in August 2015.

The shelters served as transit areas in Gevgelija in the south, near the Greek border, and in Tabanovce in the north, where the country borders Serbia. Many of the shelters host primary care clinics, and with the support of UNICEF, others have been equipped especially for children.

Read more about the Red Cross’ efforts in North Macedonia here