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Refúgio 343 was born in response to the greatest migratory challenge in the history of the Western Hemisphere.
A humanitarian organization dedicated to the socioeconomic integration of refugees and migrants, working with humanitarian aid and social development, in the fronts of shelter, health, education, and interiorization.
We are part of the Acolhida Operation, led by the Humanitarian and Logistics Task Force and the UN agencies, working in partnership with leading organizations involved in the solution of this crisis, including IOM, Fraternity Without Borders, Adra, among others.
“In October 2018, I started having frequent dreams about a girl who was strange to me. One day, I recognized her on an article about the migratory crisis in Venezuela. At this moment I felt I should do something to help”.
The experience of one of our founders, inspired a group, already involved in other social causes, to take action. The first dream was to catch a plane to the state of Roraima, on the border with Venezuela, and return with a refugee. This dream has grown. Today, we are a Humanitarian Organization that has already rescued dozens of families, and this is only the beginning of a life journey.
We believe in the power of unity, charity and determination. Rather, we are a refuge for ourselves, a platform that aims to promote healing from the inside out. We find in the culture of this organization the opportunity to evolve, to become better people and professionals, while developing our humanitarian work.
We live the new era, we are a family!
For the first time in history, 1% of humanity is found displaced. 79.5 million people had to leave their origins behind. The socioeconomic and political crisis in Venezuela is included in this rate. More than 5.6 million people have already migrated from the country.
Considered the biggest humanitarian crisis in Latin America, Venezuelans are the second largest displaced population group in the world. Brazil has received more than 265 thousand Venezuelans, being considered the 5th destination country.
To accommodate the migratory flow, there are 13 refugee camps in Roraima, with capacity to host over 8,000 people. Moreover, there are still over 4,000 refugees and migrants living without infrastructure in occupancies, in addition to thousands more on the streets of the state.