In 2016 and 2017 Brazil has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of asylum applications submitted by Venezuelan nationals. By November 2017, according the official statistics, there were 20,137 Venezuelan asylum seekers in Brazil. Considering the evolving situation in Venezuela, the number of persons fleeing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is likely to keep rising.
In September 2017, the Ministry of Health in Brazil declared the end of the 2016–2017 yellow fever outbreak in the country. The upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and the continuous non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a continued or resumed increase in yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil. Since January 2018, most of the yellow fever cases have been reported from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states.
This risk document updates ECDC’s initial assessment of the potential health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the public health implications for European countries after travellers return to Europe. In addition, the document assesses the risk of disease importation from Europe to Brazil.
Project Title: NORTHERN BRAZILIAN FLOODS RELIEF OPERATION
Project Code: N/A
Project Type: RELIEF OPERATION
Geographical Location: BRAZILIAN NORTHEASTERN REGION
Project Dates and Duration: N/A
Eleven states in the North Eastern Region of Brazil (with Maranhao being the worst affected) have been flooded since the end of March 2009 (Source: Brazilian Red Cross).
The main and most immediate concern is the loss of pastures for livestock, equines, goats and sheep.