Building temporary shelters with the Italian Red Cross throughout Italy

Region: Europe
Country: Italy
Year: 2017
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: Croce Rossa Italiana
Support: Capacity Building, Communications, Logistics

According to figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior, 119 310 refugees arrived in Italy in 2017 by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, with a majority originating from Tunisia, Eritrea, Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan. The rise of migration from Tunisia was an unexpected consequence of the 2011 revolution. Economic and political instability in Tunisia is still largely unresolved in some regions, and has even worsened in some.

The Italian Red Cross installed 230 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) in refugee transit centres in 5 cities across the country: Rome, Settimo Torinese, Lecce and Bresso. The units were used as temporary shelters for the arriving migrants and refugees.

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