Housing

Centralised Reception Centre: sharing facilities with the local community - Portuguese Refugee Council (CPR)

The Portuguese Refugee Council’s receptioncentre can accommodate up to 42 asylum seekers,resettled refugees and unaccompanied minorsfor a maximum of six months. Residents are provided with shared rooms and bathrooms,with separate areas for men, women, families and unaccompanied minors plus one roomadapted for disabled access. For the first five days residents receive their meals in a nearby restaurant. After this they receive a weekly allowance of €40 and are able to buy and cook for themselves in the shared kitchen.

Réseau pour l'intégration des réinstallés – Network for the Integration of Resettled Refugees - France Terre d’Asile (FTdA)

In France newly arrived refugees being resettled are normally housed in reception centres with asylum seekers. Under a new programme starting in 2010 called Réseau pour l'intégration des réinstallés , refugees have the opportunity to be referred by the government French Office for Immigrant Integration (OFII) for a housing placement and accompanying integration support programme after three months in the centre.

Save Me Campaign

In 2009 the German government decided to accept 2,500 Iraqi refugees for resettlement under an ad-hoc agreement with UNHCR, as part of a joint EU response to the Iraqi refugee situation.