The initiative comprises moving from shelters in Roraima state—where Brazil shares national borders with Venezuela—to shelter and integration centers in the target city, family and social reunion, and an appointed job spot.
For the first time, Brazil applied the criteria in the expanded definition of refuge as set forth by the Cartagena Declaration on its decision to grant refugee status to 174 Venezuelans last week.
Most refugees in Brazil work, have education levels higher than the average among Brazilians, and, despite difficulties, would choose the Latin American country yet again if they needed shelter one more time.
The Global Compact and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched today (Apr. 3) in São Paulo a website aimed at helping companies hire refugees living in Brazil. The page includes information for employers on how to hire them.