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Refugees in Brazil

February 25, 2009

According to the UN in December 2003 there were approximately 3,000 refugees in Brazil, where 33% are women.

The refugees arrived in Brazil for more than 45 countries, the largest group comes from the African continent. Approximately 1,500 refugees in Brazil are from Angola.

In 2003, Brazil received more than 400 requests for asylum, by people from approximately 30 countries.
Most refugees have arrived in their own way, by boat, plane or road.


Segundo dados da ONU em dezembro de 2003 havia aproximadamente 3.000 refugiados no Brasil, onde 33% são mulheres .

Os refugiados no Brasil chegaram de mais de 45 países, o maior grupo provém do continente africano. Cerca de 1.500 refugiados no Brasil são de Angola.

No ano de 2003, o Brasil recebeu mais de 400 solicitações de asilo, por parte de pessoas provenientes de aproximadamente 30 países.
A maioria dos refugiados tem chegado por sua própria via, por barco, avião ou via terrestre.

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