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UNHCR Operational Report - Roraima (October/December 2020) [EN/PT]

Situation Report
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Pricumã shelter arose from the need to improve structures for people with disabilities (PwD) or who have a serious illness. Its location is strategic because it is close to UBS (Basic Health Unit) and APC (Protection and Care Area).

The shelter has structures to guarantee the mobility and autonomy of sheltered people with disabilities, such as an access ramp for the RHUs (Housing Units for Refugees) and common areas, such as adapted bathrooms and laundries, installation of shady platforms to minimize the heat inside the RHUs.

Operational Context

Promote access to and provide protection:

Based on the national legal framework for international and temporary protection and in compliance with the principle of non-refoulement, UNHCR promotes protection-sensitive border management and access to asylum procedures for refugees and asylum-seekers, including by improving access to information and legal assistance.

Working with partners:

Under our protection mandate, UNHCR’s role in Roraima includes, among others, management of shelters, delivery of NFIs, initiatives for local integration and livelihoods and relocation to other states (Interiorization). In this context, Associação Voluntários para o Serviço Internacional (AVSI), Federação Humanitária Internacional (FFHI), Serviço Jesuíta a Migrantes e Refugiados (SJMR), Fraternidade sem Fronteiras (FSF), and Associação Internacional Canarinhos da Amazônia Embaixadores da Paz (AICAEP) have been key partners for the delivery of the protection activities and humanitarian assistance to the refugees and migrants in the state of Roraima.