Venezuelans’ Requests for Asylum in Brazil Grow 245 Percent in One Year

Requests increased from 17,685 in 2017 to 61,681 in 2018. Out of the asylum applications that are being processed in Brazil, 52 percent are from neighboring Venezuela.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data presented by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security on Thursday, July 25th, show that the number of Venezuelan refugee applications to Brazil exploded from 2017 to 2018, jumping from 17,685 to 61,681, an increase of 245 percent.

The "Asylum in Figures" report also shows that 81 percent of all Venezuelan asylum applications to Brazil in 2018 were submitted in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?