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16 Nov 2018 description

An innovative voluntary relocation programme helps Venezuelans and their hosts thrive in cities like São Paulo and Brasilia.

By Miguel Pachioni in São Paulo and Victoria Hugueney in Brasilia | 16 November 2018

11 Nov 2018 description
report Voice of America

November 10, 2018 8:59 PM
VOA News

Heavy rains caused an early morning mudslide Saturday near Rio de Janeiro, killing 10 people, injuring 11 and leaving at least four missing, Brazilian authorities said.

The mudslide in Niteroi, an area outside Rio's downtown, was caused by heavy downpours, Roberto Robadey, Rio's civil defense department head, told Globo TV network.

Robadey said that after two days of heavy rain "a state of alert was declared for Niteroi." He added that people were urged "to move to safer locations.''

07 Nov 2018 description

El análisis de los resultados es sobre un total de 7.691 personas de nacionalidad venezolana mayores de 18 años: en Brasil (3.711 entrevistados), Ecuador (2.344 entrevistados) y Perú (1.636 entrevistados). La edad media de los encuestados fue de 31 años y la mediana de 29. En general, se encuestaron a más hombres que mujeres (56% hombres y 44% mujeres). La franja etaria con mayor porcentaje fue la de 26 a 35 años siendo representando al 39% del total de personas encuestadas, dentro de la misma, el porcentaje de hombres es mayor que el de mujeres (22% y 17% respectivamente).

01 Nov 2018 description

Migrantes en Roraima, en la Amazonía brasilera, entran en contacto con sus familiares

Después de una travesía que puede durar días, semanas o hasta meses, oír la voz de un familiar cercano y querido representa un aliento, aunque sea a cientos o miles de kilómetros de distancia.

El llanto, la alegría, la nostalgia, los sueños y las expectativas se combinan en conversaciones colmadas de emoción. Algunas llamadas también procuran resolver necesidades inmediatas, como la falta de documentos.

30 Oct 2018 description


Aderita Sena, Carlos Freitas, Patrícia Feitosa Souza, Tais Alpino, Marcel Pedroso, Carlos Corvalan, Christovam Barcellos, Fernando Carneiro

Introduction: The objective of this study was to understand and assess the perception of communities, organized civil society, health professionals, and decision-makers of several governmental institutions, regarding vulnerabilities and health impacts in drought prone municipalities of Brazil.

23 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

As the economic, political and social crisis in Venezuela continues with little sustainable solutions in sight, thousands of Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring countries. According to most recent estimates, 2.6 million Venezuelans have sought stability, safety and better living standards abroad, and one of the countries seeing the impacts of the humanitarian crisis within its borders is Brazil.

10 Oct 2018 description


  • Deteriorating economic and political conditions in Venezuela— characterized by extreme hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and medicine—have contributed to increasing humanitarian needs and triggered an influx of Venezuelans into Brazil, as well as other countries in the region.

10 Oct 2018 description

Six months after the beginning of our operations in Boa Vista, TSF opened two Emergency Call Centres (TECCs) in the border town of Pacaraima where many Venezuelans arrive daily. The flow continues to grow with about 500 entries on average each day, and peaks of up to 800 entries.

05 Oct 2018 description

Brasilia – Who are the Venezuelan children and adolescents who have arrived in Brazil in recent months? What are the needs and vulnerabilities of these girls and boys?

Answers to these and other questions were provided by IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) when they published this week (02/10), results of a new survey completed by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DMT) unit focusing on children and adolescents.

03 Oct 2018 description

UNICEF y OIM presentan los desafíos vivenciados por niños, niñas y adolescentes venezolanos que llegan a Brasil

27 Sep 2018 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

26 Sep 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deep concern over growing violence against Afro-descendants in Brazil in 2017. The IACHR urges the Brazilian State to put policies, laws, and practices into place to prevent and eliminate this discrimination, whether it be direct or indirect, against Afro-descendants, keeping in mind elements that broaden the situation of vulnerability of these people, such as gender, sexual orientation, and poverty.

25 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

Assess the current information sources, main information needs and preferred information channels for Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers in Roraima state and Manaus town, in order to assist humanitarian actors with improving communication with communities.

20 Sep 2018 description

Researchers linked the increase in flooding to warmer temperatures over the Atlantic Ocean and cooler temperatures over the Pacific

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said.

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.

11 Sep 2018 description

Like many of its hemispheric neighbours, Brazil cherishes its heritage as a nation of migrants. Today Latin America’s biggest economy – and largest population – continues to uphold that heritage as both a destination and transit nation for hundreds of thousands of men, women and children annually, as well as being a sender of its own migrants worldwide.

05 Sep 2018 description


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