The migrants coming to Brazil through Venezuela will have 13 new service stations to facilitate communication with their families in the cities of Boa Vista and Pacaraima, in the northern state of Roraima, which will now have 17 posts for this purpose.
Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (Conare), of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, has granted refugee status to 21,432 Venezuelans who settled in Brazil after escaping the economic crisis and political instability assailing their country.
The Brazilian government and the United Nations (UN) International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday (Jun 17) launched a booklet with advice about human rights for Venezuelans taking shelter in Brazil.
The protection and assistance activities under Operation Acolhida (Portuguese for “shelter”)—for Venezuelans coming to Brazil via Roraima state—are now celebrating their first anniversary.
Seven Venezuelan officials deserted their country’s Armed Forces in recent days and entered Brazil through the borders with Venezuela. The information was confirmed by the communication team of Operation Shelter (Operação Acolhida), spearheaded by the Brazilian Army.