RHUs supporting displaced populations in Italy

Region: Europe
Country: Italy
Year: 2021
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 51-100
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

In September 2021, mainstream media, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations reported on the increased arrival of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers on Italian maritime borders.

In response to this influx of people, UNHCR implemented 81 Relief Housing Unit (RHUs) with the support of local implementing partners throughout Italy. The RHUs will be used as part of the country and EU’s joint response in increasing reception capacity, such building temporary accommodation, community centres, reception units and administration offices.

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in Italy and the Mediterranean here.

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