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14 Sep 2018 description

La OIM, como Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración y el ACNUR en su calidad de Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, con el apoyo de otras Agencias del Sistema de la ONU, siguen trabajando junto al Gobierno de Brasil para promover la reubicación de venezolanos desde el norte hacia otras ciudades del país.

05 Sep 2018 description

Background

Since early 2015, Venezuelans have been leaving their country of origin due to social, economic and political turmoil. As of July 2018 it was estimated that over 54,000 Venezuelans are in Brazil, with the large majority entering the country through Pacaraima. Pacaraima is a small border town with an estimated population of 15,000 people, located in the north of Roraima state, 215 km from the state capital Boa Vista. Between June and August 2018, 7,989 people were recorded to have crossed the border from Venezuela through Pacaraima.

03 Sep 2018 description

About 1.5 million Venezuelans have left their country recently. TSF present since 6 months in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, located near the border, provides assistance to these vulnerable people by allowing them to contact their relatives, often for the first time since their departure, through the use of an IP (Internet Protocol) telephony solution specially designed by TSF and adapted to contexts of humanitarian crises

29 Aug 2018 description

Se prevé transferir a mil más en septiembre

Gobierno inicia la sexta etapa del proceso de interiorización de los inmigrantes que cruzaron la frontera del país, huyendo de la crisis política y económica de Venezuela. Así, 187 venezolanos dejan hoy (28) Boa Vista, en Roraima, con destino a las capitales de los estados de Amazonas (65), Paraíba (69) y São Paulo (53) en busca de nuevas oportunidades.

28 Aug 2018 description

A thousand others are expected to be resettled in September

Por Carolina Gonçalves, Brasília

The Brazilian government is initiating the sixth stage of the relocation process with the immigrants entering Brazil to flee the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. A total of 187 Venezuelans left Boa Vista, Roraima, today (Aug. 28), heading for the state capitals of Amazonas (65), Paraíba (69), and São Paulo (53), in search of new opportunities.

24 Aug 2018 description

Una nueva reunión ministerial discute la crisis en la frontera

El presidente Michel Temer promueve este lunes (20), en el Palacio de Planalto, una nueva etapa de reuniones con siete ministros para intentar solucionar la crisis que involucra a los inmigrantes venezolanos en el estado fronterizo de Roraima.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Pintolândia site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in São Vicente site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Janokoida site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Tancredo Neves site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Jardim Floresta site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary

Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Nova Canaã site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

22 Aug 2018 description

In Pacaraima public schools, of 2,030 new students, 530 are foreigners

Since the surge in the number of Venezuelan immigrants entering Brazil this year, schools in the border town of Pacaraima, in the northern Roraima state, have struggled to cope with overcrowded classrooms.

The town’s public schools were attended by 1,338 students in 2017, among them Brazilians and Venezuelans. This year, public schools saw the enrollment of 2,030 students—530 of whom foreigners—from nursery to sixth grade, the school years under the responsibility of the town government.

21 Aug 2018 description

The atmosphere is reported to seem calm on the border with Venezuela

Por Débora Brito

A technical team assembled by the Brazilian government with specialists from multiple ministries is visiting the town of Pacaraima, in the northern state of Roraima, which currently shelters thousands of Venezuelan immigrants.

The team arrived yesterday evening (Aug. 20) in state capital Boa Vista, and held meetings with state officials, members of social organizations, and UN agencies.

21 Aug 2018 description

State officials asked the Supreme Court to hold a special hearing

Por Alex Rodrigues

Roraima state authorities asked Brazil’s Supreme Court to order a conciliation hearing with representatives from the federal government and the 26 other states to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the increasing number of Venezuelan immigrants seeking refuge in Brazil over the last two years.

20 Aug 2018 description

President Michel Temer is holding another round of meetings on Monday (Aug. 20) at the Planalto presidential palace in a bid to seek a solution to the crisis involving Venezuelan immigrants in Roraima, the Brazilian state bordering with Venezuela. Seven ministers were called to attend.

20 Aug 2018 description

TSF offers priority calls to Venezuelan refugees in Brazil in response to the one of the biggest migration crises in South American history.

Context

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the economic and social collapse that has led to runaway inflation (+2,600% in 2017 and an estimated +13,000% in 2018 according to the IMF and deficiency in several major social sectors such as health and education.