Brazil Humanitarian Emergency

Brazil continues to receive large numbers of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, as a result of the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Many have since left Brazil, but thousands who remain urgently require humanitarian assistance. Most refugees and migrants enter Brazil through the northern state of Roraima. As a result of Roraima's isolated location in the Amazon region, most Venezuelans remain in the state, mostly in and around the capital Boa Vista. Socio-economic conditions in the state are difficult, however. Since 2018, the Brazilian government has provided support to Venezuelan migrants and refugees through its Operação Acolhida (Operation Welcome in English). Nevertheless, many continue to face very difficult conditions, including a lack of safe shelter, sanitation and difficulty accessing food as well as other basic services. More than two-thirds of registered refugees and migrants in Roirama are women and girls. They face an increased risk of sexual exploitation and abuse and gender-based violence (GBV). UNFPA is distributing dignity kits and is supporting women and adolescents with information and referrals for reproductive health and GBV services.

Country Population: 207.8 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 14 Julio 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
  • Services delivered
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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