Activities developed by the Project in 2020

Here we present a short video that summarizes the activities developed under the Project ‘Designing Resilient Communities to support the health and well-being of Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil and Colombia’. These activities are carried out in partnership with REDELAB and LabCom, both from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil.

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10/30/20 – Online Meeting on Refugees and Migrants – Behaviour Studies Laboratory at UFPel

The Behavioral Studies Laboratory of the Federal University of Pelotas promotes:

This Friday, October 30, 2020, at 4 pm (Brazil time zone) via GoogleMeet, LabCom promotes another meeting: we will talk about how to promote the reception of refugees and migrants beyond the pandemic. For this debate we will have the special guests:

João Granja, serves on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrant People, as an expert on the issues of international migration, refuge, statelessness, forced displacement, human trafficking and human mobility. He currently lives in Washington, the USA, where he does postdoctoral studies at Brown University.

Guilherme Mansur, associate researcher at the Centre for the Study of International Migration (CEMI/Unicamp), worked with the implementation of public policies for quilombola communities in Brazil (2008-2011 and 2015-2017) and in different international cooperation projects and initiatives. He is a researcher at the Directorate of High Studies of the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), where he coordinates the Advisory project on Evaluation of Public Policies in Brazil.

Cyntia Sampaio, in her professional career as a social worker, has been involved with international organizations and non-governmental organizations of reference in the protection of vulnerable population groups, and over the years has specialized in the theme of migration and refuge. After some significant work experiences, she was awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Union and obtained her Master’s degree in Migration and Intercultural Relations in Germany. She was National Coordinator of the South-South Cooperation Project for the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the Latin America and Caribbean Region developed by the International Labor Organization in partnership with the Government of Brazil.

Request the link to the GoogleMeet room by message.

MPF’s mission will investigate the situation of shelters for Venezuelan migrants in Boa Vista

Representatives of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), will investigate this month the situation of the refugee shelters and understand how the relocation plan for Venezuelan migrants participating in Operation Recephida, coordinated by the Army, in Boa Vista (RR) will look.

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Coronavirus Map and Data Hub Developed by Esri

The site consolidates sources of coronavirus maps and GIS data to streamline access. This includes the highly visited Johns Hopkins University’s near-realtime coronavirus interactive map as well as a similar map dashboard provided by the World Health Organization. Both map dashboards feature regular updates aggregated from health organizations reporting confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries from the coronavirus. Most of the featured maps, if not all, seem to be limited to those built using Esri’s mapping software, in particular using their ArcGIS map dashboard.

Preliminary Stage of Research in Development

This Monday, 08/17/2020, in a meeting, preliminary data on the location of Venezuelan refugees in Brazil and Colombia and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in both countries were organized for a pilot study of the GIS Multi-National Platform. When this pilot is available we will make it available on the website.