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UNHCR Italy Factsheet, July 2021

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28 July marked the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a key international treaty which continues to protect the rights of refugees across the world and save millions of lives.

The increase in arrivals of unaccompanied and separated children on Italian shores continued to be observed in July, alongside a worrying pattern of systematic overcrowding in the Hotspots.

UNHCR continues to advocate for the full inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers in the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and for the removal of all related barriers.