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Visiting Brazil´s northern state of Roraima, which borders Venezuela, the UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said the international community must do more to aid thousands of Venezuelans crossing each day, many of them seeking protection. UNHCR

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STORY: BRAZIL / GRANDI
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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DATELINE: 16 AUGUST 2019, BOA VISTA, BRAZIL

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1. Wide shot, Grandi entering the shelter
2. Wide shot, Grandi shaking hands with staff
3. Wide shot, Grandi on a podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“As the head of the international organization that is responsible for refugees, I am very impressed, very impressed, by the efforts that the government, federal government, local government, but also civil society, NGOs, ordinary citizens, local people… I´m impressed by the effort that all these parts of societies are putting up to receive in a generous way, hundreds of tens of thousands of Venezuelans refugees.”
5. Wide shot, Grandi on a podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“We discussed with the government how best to ensure that most of the vulnerable Venezuelans be included in this operation: women alone with children, people for whom it is difficult to find a job, people from minorities, from the LGBTI community or indigenous communities. It´s is very important that also these people receive the same care as anybody else. And the government agrees and we´ll work together on that”.
7. Wide shot, members of LGBTI Venezuelan community
8. Med shot, mothers with babies
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees:
“The countries in the region must not be left alone to deal with the consequences of the Venezuela crisis, and I am completely committed to making this appeal from here, but also in the next few weeks and months. And to try to rally more international support to respond to the crisis”.
10. Wide shot, Refugee House Units at Rondon 3 shelter
11. Various shots, Grandi walking through shelter meeting refugees
12. Wide shot, photo op, Grandi with refugees
13. Wide shot, Grandi waving goodbye

STORYLINE:

Visiting Brazil´s northern state of Roraima, which borders Venezuela, the UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said the international community must do more to aid thousands of Venezuelans crossing each day, many of them seeking protection.

Grandi also thanked the Brazilian government and people for responding to the needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants arriving in Brazil every day.

He said “I am very impressed, very impressed, by the efforts that the government, federal government, local government, but also civil society, NGOs, ordinary citizens, local people… I´m impressed by the effort that all these parts of societies are putting up to receive in a generous way, hundreds of tens of thousands of Venezuelans refugees.”

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi arrived in Brazil on August 14th for a four days visit, as part of a mission that included also Chile. After some governmental meetings in Brasilia, he embarked to the northern State of Roraima, which borders Venezuela and where the government led humanitarian response known as Operação Acolhida has been implemented. Grandi visited the temporary shelter sites in Boa Vista and met with several Venezuelans living there.

Grandi said “we discussed with the government how best to ensure that most of the vulnerable Venezuelans be included in this operation: women alone with children, people for whom it is difficult to find a job, people from minorities, from the LGBTI community or indigenous communities. It´s is very important that also these people receive the same care as anybody else. And the government agrees and we´ll work together on that”.

The High Commissioner for Refugees appealed to the international community for “more international support to respond to the crisis.”

“The countries in the region must not be left alone to deal with the consequences of the Venezuela crisis,” said Grandi.
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