Partner: UNHCR

UNHCR and Better Shelter

More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, with most fleeing to neighbouring countries, such as Brazil.  Most Venezuelans living in exile have no regular status, making them vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and discrimination.  By early-July 2018, nearly 33,000 Venezuelans had filed for asylum in Brazil.  72% filed in the state of Roraima.


Together with UNHCR, Better Shelter has assembled 120 shelters in “Rondon I” refugee camp in Boa Vista – Roraima, which borders the south-east Venezuelan states of Amazonas and Bolivar.  It is the first time Better Shelters are set up in South America and it will offer shelter to 600 people in need, Venezuelans who were living on the streets of Boa Vista.

Order Information

Location Boavista, Brazil

Implementation Jun 2018

Number of units 924

Purpose Family accommodation