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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

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

31 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cereal output for 2018 expected at last five-year average

  • Maize exports forecast at near-record level in 2018/19 marketing year

  • Prices for maize and wheat above last year’s level, mainly due to weak local currency

Cereal output for 2018 expected at last five-year average level

Cereal production in 2018 is estimated at a near-average level of 99 million tonnes, about 13 percent lower than the previous year’s record level.

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.