UNHCR offices in Brazil
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides aid to millions of people around the world who have been obligated to leave their country to save their lives. The agency promotes the protection of human rights and helps them to reconstruct their lives. UNHCR came into existence after the Second World War. Today, with a team of more than 7,500 people in over 125 countries, it helps around 34 million people worldwide. In Brazil, UNHCR supports the government as well as civil society organizations to strengthen the protection and integration of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons. UNHCR Brazil has offices in Brasília, Boa Vista, Manaus and São Paulo.
UNHCR Brazil website: http://www.acnur.org.br
Tel.: (61) 3044-5744
Email: [email protected]
Address: SCN Quadra 05, Bloco A, Sala 316
Brasília Shopping – Asa Norte
Brasília – DF
- Boa Vista
Tel: (95) 3621-3100
Posto de Interiorização e Triagem (PITRIG) Address: Avenida Brasil, nº. 551 – bairro 13 de Setembro, Boa Vista
Tel. (92) 3396-5555 or (92) 3395-5556 Posto de Interiorização e Triagem (PITRIG) Address: Avenida Torquato Tapajós, 1047 – Da Paz, Manaus
- São Paulo
Tel: (11) 3101-2921
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (91) 3239-3750
Posto de Interiorização e Triagem (PITRIG) Pacaraima – Operação Acolhida
Address: BR174, s/n. Pacaraima
National Committee for Refugees (CONARE)
CONARE is the Government Committee responsible for reviewing and deciding all asylum claims in Brazil. It is also the authority responsible for defining the Brazilian policy of refuge.
CONARE is linked to the Ministry of Justice and is made up of representatives of the following Ministries: Justice, Foreign Affairs, Health, Education, as well as the Federal Police and civil society organizations dedicated to assistance, local integration and refugee protection in Brazil. UNHCR and the Office of the Public Defender of the Union have a seat in CONARE with a voice but not a right to vote.