All refugees should have access to curative and preventive healthcare services, whether they live in refugee camps or out-of-camp (including urban) situations. UNHCR will support Ministries of Health to open and strengthen access.
Distance to health facilities should be considered when health facilities are designed and constructed. At least one health facility should be within 5 km. of refugee locations. Where this is not the case, an effort should be made to increase coverage.
- The number of health facilities is sufficient to meet the essential health needs of all the disaster-affected population. In addition:
- At least one health care facility is available for every 10,000 people. (Basic health units are primary healthcare facilities that offer essential health services.)
- In rural dispersed settings, at least one health care facility is available for every 50,000 people.
- One district or rural hospital is available for every 250,000 people.
- More than 10 in-patient and maternity beds are available for every 10,000 people.
The above standards apply to emergencies and long-term situations.
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