JumaMap shows refugees where they can get help in Italy | Photo: UNHCR/Susan Hopper/JumaMap
JumaMap shows refugees where they can get help in Italy | Photo: UNHCR/Susan Hopper/JumaMap

For refugees in Italy, JumaMap provides information on regulations and where they can find help. Now the website has been updated to deal with the COVID-19 emergency.

The website JumaMap has been updated with new features and information, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement published on December 7.

The agency said that in order to respond to the health and social emergency caused the novel coronavirus, the platform had been equipped with new tools.

JumaMap provides information on policies and services relevant with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UNHCR, including a collection of useful materials and documents in multiple languages.

Since March, the UNHCR said, over 60 documents have been translated into 15 languages, sometimes with audio accompaniment, to improve access to the information among refugees and asylum seekers.

What is JumaMap?

JumaMap provides information in 15 languages on public and private organizations as well as informal spaces that offer services to asylum seekers and refugees.

The map encompasses 1,300 associations and 1,850 services ranging from legal assistance to healthcare, as well as schools and anti-violence centers, according to UNHCR.

On JumaMap, people can search for the type of service they need, who will be using it, region, or city.

The website is run by the ARCI organization and UNHCR's Italy office.

This video explains how JumaMap works:


 

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