Displaced Venezuelans Seek Refuge in Brazil

5 October 2019


More than 4 million people have fled economic and political upheaval in Venezuela, with hundreds each day pouring into Brazil, where some 180,000 have stayed. Since early 2018, UNFPA has provided direct assistance to over 9,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the northern Brazilian state of Roraima, as well as capacity building in case management for service providers and partners. With UNFPA support, the Center for Conviviality and Psychosocial Care in Roraima provides mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and family planning services for displaced persons and survivors of gender-based violence. In the first half of 2019, the Center assisted 5,437 people.

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