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Venezuela turns Brazil into new refugee capital

Venezuela’s ongoing crisis has caused Brazil’s refugee population to swell, but how is the country responding?

Venezuela collapse has forced many citizens to seek refuge in other countries. Photo: Guenter Manaus/Shutterstock
Venezuela’s collapse has forced many citizens to seek refuge in other countries. Photo: Guenter Manaus/Shutterstock

Over the past decade, nearly 100 million persons were forcefully displaced from their homes, as a result of persecution, famine, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or events disturbing public order across the world. And while Brazil is perceived as a peaceful territory, it is now at the center of mass migration, as the crisis in Venezuela escalates, according to the newest report on forced displacement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

From 2010 to 2019, the Americas saw a fourfold increase in the number of people displaced across borders, primarily due to the exodus from...

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