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15 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Steve Baragona

When stockpiles of yellow fever vaccine run low, partial doses are effective, according to a new study.

The report on the vaccine, which currently is in short supply, comes as officials in Brazil attempt to contain an outbreak with what they describe as the largest-ever mass vaccination campaign using partial doses.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease found in tropical Africa and South and Central America. Severe cases can cause jaundice and death, but most cases involve fever, muscle pain and vomiting.

02 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2018 (IPS) - The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela’s political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.

The largest and most populous Latin American country is no longer the major recipient of immigrants that it was until the mid-twentieth century, which gave it its well-known ethnic and cultural diversity, with large European, Arab and Asian inflows.

22 Jun 2016 description

Flávia Villela reports from Agência Brasil

Brazil houses 9,000 recognized refugees from 78 countries, especially from Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia and Angola, and this is a growing number due to humanitarian crises and armed conflicts in different parts of the world. In the last 6 years, the number of asylum, seekers-seekers increased over 2,860%, according to the National Committee for Refugees (CONARE).

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


19 Aug 2015 description

Ivan Richard reports from Agência Brasil

Over the last four years, the number of refugees in Brazil nearly doubled, surging from 4,218 in 2011 to 8,400 in 2015. The data come from the National Committee for Refugees (Conare), linked with the Justice Minister, and were released Wednesday (Aug. 19). The most common reasons cited in asylum requests are human rights violations (51.13%), political persecution (22.5%), family reunion (22.29%), and religious persecution (3.18%).

25 Sep 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Fabiola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 24 2013 (IPS) - Ornela Mbenga Sebo, a young Congolese woman, escaped in 2011 from a rebel camp in Tanzania where she was being held as a slave and stowed away in the garbage bay of a merchant ship, with no idea where it was headed.

When the ship reached its destination two weeks later, she found out she was in Santos, an Atlantic ocean port in southeast Brazil.

She is one of hundreds of people from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have sought refuge in Brazil.

19 Jun 2012 description
report Global Witness

Survey finds sharp rise in killings over land and forests as Rio talks open

New figures collected by Global Witness on the killings of activists, journalists and community members who were defending rights to land and forests show the true, shocking extent of competition for access to natural resources. The briefing, A Hidden Crisis?, finds that over 711 people appear to have been killed in the last decade – more than one a week. In 2011 the toll was 106 people, almost doubling over the past three years.

01 Dec 2011 description

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, December 1 (UNHCR) – Refugees from a deprived area of the coastal Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro are using drama and comedy to open a debate on difficult social subjects such as HIV/AIDS and sexual and gender-based violence.

On a recent evening, UNHCR joined an audience of about 100 refugees of different nationalities at a presentation of "O Auto da Maré Alta" in the grounds of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro. UNHCR and local non-governmental organization Ação Comunitaria provided funding for the show.

24 Oct 2011 description

MANAUS, Brazil, October 24 (UNHCR) – With a master's degree in geology, Carlos* used to live a comfortable, stress-free life with good long-term prospects as an employee in the state-run mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Today, his homeland lies on the other side of a vast ocean and he struggles to earn a living teaching French in the heart of the Amazon. "The loneliness is torturing me," the refugee tells UNHCR visitors in the Brazilian city of Manaus.

27 Jul 2009 description
report World Bank
  • L'AADAPT soutient des évaluations rigoureuses de projets agricoles

    - Les évaluations compareront les résultats associés à un programme contre ceux qui auraient été obtenus en l'absence du programme

    - L'AADAPT veut combler l'écart des savoirs dans les domaines de l'adoption des technologies agricoles, de l'irrigation et des infrastructures rurales, ainsi que la gestion des ressources naturelles

    Les délégations de huit pays africains en développement sont arrivées à Addis-Abeba ce printemps avec un objectif commun, celui d'obtenir de meilleurs …

27 Jul 2009 description
report World Bank
  • AADAPT supports rigorous assessments of agricultural projects

    - Evaluations will compare outcomes associated with a program against those that would have occurred in program's absence

    - AADAPT to bridge knowledge gaps in adoption of agricultural technology, irrigation and rural infrastructure, management of natural resources

    Delegations from eight developing African countries arrived in Addis Ababa this spring with a common goal -they wanted better results for their investments in agriculture.

    They left with a plan to measure the effectiveness of programs with the …