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12 Oct 2015 description

Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408

09 Oct 2015 description

This paper is the third in a series of five reports on workshops designed to broadcast and replicate good practices for urban refugee programmes. The workshops are the result of the Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM). A workshop has taken place in each of the five geographic regions. In addition to the workshops, there will be a roundtable event in a particular city in each region.

09 Oct 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Strategic report

Objectives and activities

In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, the world can reflect on real progress. Since 1990, thanks to the actions of millions of people around the globe, extreme income poverty has been cut by almost two-thirds, child mortality has fallen by more than half, and more children are attending primary school than ever before.

But these achievements tell only part of the story.

07 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA, Oct 7 (UNHCR) – Brazil's Secretary of Justice Mr Beto Vasconcelos and Ambassador Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office in Geneva have signed an agreement with UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk to enhance and formalize cooperation on Brazil's special visa programme for people affected by the Syria conflict.

The agreement was signed on October 5 during a ceremony organized on the margins of the 66th annual meeting of UNHCR's governance body ExCom.

07 Oct 2015 description

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 00:42 GMT

Health officials in Brazil said Tuesday a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America.

Most of the deaths occurred in Sao Paulo state, according to a statement from the federal health ministry, which said the deaths were the most since 1990, when officials began compiling records tracking the number of people infected with the ailment.

06 Oct 2015 description

Roundtable on Solidarity, Coexistence and Integration of Refugees in the City of São Paulo
Hosted by UNHCR
June 3, 2015 São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, Brazil


06 Oct 2015 description

Haïti - Dans le cadre de son engagement à faciliter la migration et au nom de l’Ambassade du Brésil, l’OIM a inauguré, cette semaine, son premier centre de traitement des visas humanitaires à Port-au-Prince, en Haïti.

Le Centre brésilien de demande de visa (BVAC en anglais) a ouvert ses portes au public le 29 septembre 2015. Le Centre est exclusivement destiné aux citoyens haïtiens demandant un visa humanitaire spécial permanent (VIPER), qui vise à garantir un processus de migration sûr, légal et effectué dans la dignité, vers le Brésil.

04 Oct 2015 description

Durante la sexta reunión del Comité de Seguimiento y Monitoreo de la Canícula 2015, autoridades de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional -SESAN-, y del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación -MAGA-, junto a representantes de otras instituciones de cooperación internacional, evaluaron la situación de las lluvias durante las últimas semanas, además de monitorear el avance de la asistencia alimentaria a las familias afectadas por la sequía.

01 Oct 2015 description

El Niño podría ser el más fuerte en 30 años

  • América tiene un 100 por ciento de posibilidad de ser afectado por El Niño a finales de 2015 e inicios de 2016 .

  • El Niño causará sequía en América Central, El Caribe, Colombia, Venezuela y Brasil.

  • Ecuador, Perú y Chile tendrán inundaciones y también sequía en las regiones montañosas.

  • Uruguay, Paraguay y Argentina podrían tener lluvias más intensas.

Impacto Humanitario

29 Sep 2015 description

Haiti - As part of its commitment to facilitate migration, IOM, on behalf of the Brazilian embassy, has inaugurated this week its first Humanitarian Visa Application Centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The Brazil Visa Application Centre (BVAC) opened its doors to the public on 29 September 2015. The Centre is exclusively dedicated to Haitian citizens applying for special humanitarian permanent visas (VIPER), which aim to ensure a safe, dignified and legal migration channel to Brazil.

28 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le Septembre 28, 2015 par Jospin

Le dimanche 30 août 2015, Son Excellence Mauro VIEIRA, Ministre des relations extérieures du Brésil accompagné de Son Excellence Paulo Uchoa, Ambassadeur du Brésil en RDC, d’une équipe de l’UNICEF ainsi que de trois Enfants Reporters de Goma, a visité le centre de transit et d’orientation des enfants sortis des forces et groupes armés (CAJED) à Goma afin de voir et comprendre la vie des enfants, mais aussi de constater l’impact de la capoeira sur la vie des enfants en transit.

22 Sep 2015 description

President of the National Committee for Refugees (Conare) Beto Vasconcelos announced Monday (Sep. 21) that Brazil has approved the extension for more two years of special visa issuing to Syrian immigrants and to people affected by the conflict in the region. According to him, this visa issuing is considered special because the formalities and documents usually required for ordinary visas, like the return travel tickets to home countries, are not necessary.

22 Sep 2015 description

Isabela Vieira reports from Agência Brasil

With a gentle "Sallaam Aleikum" (peace be upon you), Syrian Hanaa Nachawaty greets customers on a sidewalk in Rio where she and her family of five sell Arab snacks. Like most of the refugees who arrived in Brazil, they praise the country's welcoming atmosphere but face difficulties to find jobs and get permanent housing.

18 Sep 2015 description

This statement was originally published on freemedia.at on 17 September 2015.

The year 2015 is on course to be the deadliest year for the media on record, according to the International Press Institute's (IPI) Death Watch, which has systematically kept track of journalists' killings around the world since 1997.

09 Sep 2015 description

La situation des migrant(e)s haïtiens tend à se détériorer ces derniers jours en territoire brésilien. Ces derniers font face à de sérieuses difficultés au niveau de l’accès à un emploi, l’infrastructure d’accueil et sanitaire. La capacité d’accueil des centres d’hébergement se trouvant en grande partie dans la capitale brésilienne devient insuffisante. Ce, en raison de l’augmentation du nombre de migrant(e)s.

08 Sep 2015 description
report AlterPresse

Bogotá, 08 septembre 2015 [AlterPresse] --- L’humanité est en train de faire face à la deuxième plus grande crise de réfugiés depuis la deuxième Guerre mondiale, selon les témoignages de plus d’un, recueillis par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

L’Europe, une fois de plus, est sous les projecteurs.

Un zoom sur la crise à travers le globe, dont l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes.

La crise migratoire mondiale

08 Sep 2015 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 20:02 GMT

by Hui Min NEO with Katy LEE in Lesbos

Germany said it could take half a million refugees annually over several years as Greek islands struggled Tuesday to process a huge backlog of migrants desperate to travel to western Europe.

Reflecting deepening concern, the European Union's president warned the EU faced a years-long refugee crisis, while the UN urged countries worldwide to help tackle the problem.

08 Sep 2015 description

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Tuesday 9/8/2015 - 04:02 GMT

Brazil will welcome Syrian refugees with "open arms," President Dilma Rousseff said Monday, as various Latin American nations sought to help with the human tidal wave fleeing the war-torn country.

In a video message marking Brazil's Independence Day, Rousseff said she wanted to "reiterate the government's willingness to welcome those who, driven from their homeland, want to come live, work and contribute to the prosperity and peace of Brazil."

04 Sep 2015 description

Santa Catarina, State of Emergency in three municipalities Arabutã ,Flor do Sertão and Passos Mai, due to heavy rains, floods and tornadoes. (OS: DEFENSACIVIL)

27 Aug 2015 description
infographic Redhum

Venezuela, 27 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: Radio La Primerísima

El ministro de Agricultura y Tierras, Yván Gil, firmó la carta de intención para la cooperación triangular entre la República Federativa de Brasil, Venezuela y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y Alimentación en Venezuela (FAO, por sus siglas en inglés), alianza que permitirá en los próximos meses un relanzamiento de la agricultura en el país.