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New & adapted integration services & support, Karditsa Development Agency (ANKA), GREECE

Development Agency of Karditsa (ANKA) implements programmes and projects for the in the rural and urban areas of Karditsa district in Greece, including accommodation and integration initiatives for asylum seekers and refugees. ANKA implemented a number of new approaches and activities in response to COVID-19...

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Cooperation & clustered accomodation to reduce exposure to COVID-19, Consorzio Communitas, Italy

Italy has a well-established national network of accommodation and support for asylum seekers and refugees, provided via the SIPROIMI network, civil society partners and faith-based organisations. This strong cooperation network enabled a swift and effective pandemic response, putting in place a range of measures ensure the safety of people hosted in reception accommodation while continuing to provide... read more


Resettlement quarantine accomodation, Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA), The Netherlands

At end 2019, the Dutch resettlement programme had selected a group of 150 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The group had undergone the standard programme of three Pre-Departure Orientation sessions, but their departure was postponed by COVID-19 travel restrictions. To enable the group to travel and fulfil the 10-day quarantine requirement for all international arrivals to The Netherlands, the Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) organised in cooperation with chain partners arrival quarantine accommodation at a large youth hostel facility in Heeg, a small village...read more