Brazil

In Brazil, refugees and other people in need of international protection and host communities benefit of rights and services, including health, education, social protection, and employment.

 

US $52.5 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
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Since 2018, UNHCR has supported Operation Welcome, a humanitarian response from the Brazilian government. More than 350.000 refugees and migrants from Venezuela are living in Brazil. © UNHCR/Adriana Duarte
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Main documents

14 June 2024
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07 June 2024
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Most refugees in Brazil come from Venezuela, through the northern state of Roraima, while other people in need of international protection arrive from countries like Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Iraq, Mali, Syria, and Ukraine - some of them through humanitarian visas.

UNHCR provides protection and assistance, including emergency shelter and cash support, to vulnerable individuals and closely collaborates with Brazilian authorities for policy development, capacity building, and advocacy to ensure inclusive refugee policies. Additionally, UNHCR partners with civil society, including refugee-led organizations, the private sector, academia, and development actors to enhance access to rights and self-reliance opportunities for refugees and others in need of international protection.

Explore the Portuguese website to access additional information and UNHCR's news and stories related to Brazil.

 

- UNHCR supports Brazil's response to devastating floods (May 2024)

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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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Latest updates

1 - 31 May 2024
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4 hours ago
14 June 2024
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07 June 2024
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1 week ago
Brazil Funding Update - 2024
06-Jun-24
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1 week ago
May 2024
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April 2024
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1 month ago
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UNHCR GIS data is publicly accessible in the Operational Data Portal