In September, UNHCR continued to support the 30,000 accommodation places to be established by the Greek authorities, thanks to the generous contribution of European Commission – Humanitarian Aid department.
A total of 1,562 shelter upgrading interventions were provided by UNHCR, including installation of 1,450 folding/metal beds, 46 UNHCR family tents, and 16 Refugee Housing Units, among others.
In Northern Greece, UNHCR installed 25 solar light poles in Alexandria, Diavata, Nea Kavala, Petra Olympou, and Vasilika/Redestos, in order to increase security and protection at the sites, and particularly prevent sexual and gender-based violence incidents.
In addition, 73 benches were installed at the Alexandria, Diavata, Karamalis, Frakapol, Oreokastro, Softex, Kavala and Kalochori sites in Northern Greece.
UNHCR office containers were also established in Vasilika/Redestos, Petra Olympou, Alexandria and Veria, ensuring a safe space for field staff and a private space to conduct protection counseling.
New solar lights installed at the open accommodation site in Diavata