Brazil accepts nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees, the second most in the Americas.
- Brazil adopted measures to ease refugee entry nearly two years ago, according to its National Committee for Refugees.
- Families find their livelihoods wiped away upon arrival, though NGOs and beneficence organizations help ease the transition through informal markets and language and professional courses.
“It was very difficult to leave our country, mostly because of our tradition…We chose Brazil because we heard that there is no prejudice here. It is a wonderful land that has received us very well.”
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