Supporting national partners in Brazil to implement health care and protection programme against COVID-19

Region: Americas
Country: Brazil
Year: 2020
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: COVID-19 pandemic relief , Clinics, Isolation units, Triage rooms
Sector: Health
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building, Communications

UNHCR is involved in Operation Welcome (Operaçao Acolhida) in Brazil’s northern state of Roraima, coordinating operations for the influx of Venezuelan migrants entering the country. UNHCR supported the construction of the Protection and Care Area (APC) which Operation Welcome Task Force has developed to support the state of Roraima to respond to COVID-19 cases.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR donated 200 Relief Housing Units (RHUs), in addition to mattresses and hygiene kits for a new health facility, called Protection and Care Area (APC), in the Roraima state. The facility has a capacity for 1200 patients affected with COVID-19.

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in Brazil here.