In early December, AVSI Brasil held three public events to disseminate the results of an external evaluation of the Welcomed Through Work project. The evaluation found that the project has provided tremendous value to Venezuelans in Brazil and to the Brazilian government’s integration efforts.
When the rain comes, so does the fear. For hundreds of children living near the city of Petropolis, in Southeastern Brazil, such a normal, natural phenomenon recalls a traumatic experience.
Members of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) were in Brazil this month and learned about some of the activities of the project Welcomed through work – implemented by AVSI Brasil, with support from AVSI Foundation, and fully financed by PRM.
On March 23, Operation Welcome celebrated one year of achievements: AVSI manages four humanitarian shelters in Boa Vista, working with 32 professionals and 12 trainees, and benefiting 2,800 refugees.
AVSI, in partnership with UNHCR, manages three reception centers in Boa Vista and helps more than 1,500 people every day. People who arrive at the centers are exhausted, and feel hopeless. They need everything: food, clothes, healthcare and, above all, they need to feel there’s a possibility for a future in their new home.