Italy has one of the most advanced economies in the world. The country hosts a number of refugees, albeit a smaller amount than other European countries like Greece and Germany.
A closer at recent notable facts and figures in Italy:
- On August 24, 2016, an earthquake struck Central Italy, killing 299 people and injuring nearly 400. (Harvard report, 2016)
- Italy hosts nearly 7,000 refugees. (National Commission for the Right to Asylum report, 2017)
After a devastating earthquake struck Central Italy in late August, the Islamic Relief global family was on the ground in less than one day, offering humanitarian assistance to nearly 1,000 people. IRUSA also provided assistance to 1,450 refugees arriving in Italy from 2015 to 2016. The assistance included refugee resettlement help, food, water, clothing, and hygienic products.