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Brazil Launches Refugee Campaign to Aid Immigrants

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to prepare for an expected growth in the number of foreigners seeking asylum Brazil’s Justice Department announced on Tuesday the government would invest R$15 million in policies to help refugees and immigrants coming into the country as well as launching an on-line campaign to combat possible xenophobia in the country.

“We are faced with the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II,” said Beto Vasconcelos, President of the National Committee for Refugees (CONARE), during a press conference to announce the plan. “The international community has been . . .

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