UNHCR and Better Shelter
More than 4 million people have left the crisis in Venezuela since 2014, with most fleeing to neighbouring countries, including Colombia, Chile, Peru and Brazil.
Most Venezuelans living in exile have no regular status, making them vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and discrimination.
UNHCR has implemented Better Shelter units in several camps in Boa Vista, Roraima, which borders the south-east Venezuelan states of Amazonas and Bolivar. These offer protection for Venezuelans who were previously living on the streets of Boa Vista.
© UNHCR/Reynesson Damasceno & © UNHCR/Vincent Tremeau
Location Boa Vista, Brazil
Implementation Jun 2018
Number of units 924
Purpose Family accommodation