Brazil Might Get More Palestinian Refugees as Well as Kenyan Ones

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    Palestinian refugees A new group of Palestinian refugees may be received by Brazil in 2008. This according to Luiz Paulo Barreto, the president of Brazilian National Committee for Refugees (Conare), who asserted that one of the lines of work of the committee will consist of evaluating the integration of the 108 Palestinians that arrived in Brazil last year.

    "Should the experience prove successful, which is already happening, then we will be able to receive another group of Palestinians who are still at risk," explained Barreto.

    According to the Conare, the Palestinians who arrived in the country were living for two years in precarious settlements in a city in Iraq.

    "They arrived in Brazil and took Portuguese lessons, as well as psychological, medical, humanitarian and social assistance. They are doing very well now. Many of them say that they are Brazilians already."

    Barreto stated that, this year, the goals of the Conare are: to continue receiving refugees from other countries and remaining attentive to international conflicts, such as those in Kenya.

    According to him, the Brazilian refugee law, which became effective ten years ago, is considered by the United Nations (UN) as one of the best in the world. For Barreto, the Brazilian law has all of the necessary instruments in order to ensure protection and integration to the refugees.

    Currently, 3,700 refugees are living in Brazil. Of that total, approximately 70% are of Angolan nationality. According to the president at the Conare, most of the Angolans came to Brazil as a consequence of the civil war in the country, which lasted 21 years.

    "Brazil received the Angolans for a matter of linguistic and cultural identity. Although the war is over, many still feel insecure about going back," said Barreto, who is also the executive secretary at the Ministry of Justice.

    The partnership between federal government, the UN and the civil society allows for refugees to be forwarded to health and education programs and professional training courses.

    "When the conflict ends, they will arrive at their countries of origin in better conditions than when they left. This is the objective of international protection."

    The refugees receive an identification document granted by the Brazilian government. After six years, they may apply for a permanent residence visa or for Brazilian citizenship.

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    • Lara

      Brazil Might Get More Palestinian Refugees as Well as Kenyan Ones
      Hello,
      It is great news that Brasil is doing this. It is great to see a country I was born in to help the PalestineÀ¢€™s finding a new homeland, to start a new life. I like to point out that Brasil is multi culture country, which doesnÀ¢€™t have much of the racistÀ¢€™s fearmonging talks like the USA does. I also like to point out that PalestineÀ¢€™s are not just Muslims, they are also Jewish and Christians who are being target in Israel. Don’t allow the fearmonging propaganda allow you to look upon people who are different as a danger to the people in Brasil. The Brasilian people looks upon people with a different light I should know since I am a Gaucha.

    • João da Silva

      Yowser
      [quote]Did someone appoint this condescending nutcase JoÀƒ£o da Silva as official censor to this site?????? [/quote]

      Me, condescending nut case? I vehemently deny it.

      You on the contrary, my friend, are not only condescending, but also arrogant, overbearing, highly opinionated and anti democratic. Your temper tantrums against one particular religion give me an impression that you are a religious nut case, just like your friends Ayotullas in the Middle East. You give our government unsolicited advices as to whom we should admit into our country. If our External Affairs Ministry decides to bring in highly qualified Moslums, Buddhists, Jews or for that matter Atheists, who are you to question their wise decisions? In short, you are interfering with the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

      Of course that does not mean that I do not consider you as an intelligent person as you make very good points in issues that are not related to religion. One example is about your comments on Airbus Vs Boeing.

      Any other questions ?

    • Yowser

      JoÀƒ£o da Silva…
      Did someone appoint this condescending nutcase JoÀƒ£o da Silva as official censor to this site??????
      Example: “I told you in another thread to restrict your comments to promoting U.S technology and not to discuss religions. You seem to insist.”

    • João da Silva

      [quote]Doubtful you would have learned that Brazil is a secular Democracy….as you stated !!!!! [/quote]

      Ok,Ok. Even our friend “A Brazilian” would have contested my statement!. I should have said that Brazil is a “Secular Nation” dropping the word “Democracy”!!. But you should agree that all the religions are allowed (at least to my knowledge) to be practiced and nobody cares about your religious affiliation. Or at least until now. When your friend Yowser comes out with his dire warnings to be “careful” with Moslums, he displaced his half knowledge of Brasil. You must know that Brasil has a large population of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria who have assimilated with the society.

      Since I have friends from all the religions, this issue is a kind of touchy and irritating to me. Besides, why introduce religious frictions in a country, where they do not exist,adding more to the problems?

      [quote]Doubtful you would have been accepted ! [/quote]

      If I had tried, certainly, yes. But I like the “New World” 😉

    • ch.c.

      “In a crummy school in Geneva ”
      Doubtful you would have been accepted !
      Doubtful you would have learned that Brazil is a secular Democracy….as you stated !!!!!

      Sorry for you !
      😛 8)

    • João da Silva

      [quote]Where did you learn Brazil history ?
      I suppose in a Brazilian University. Where else coud it be ? [/quote]

      In a crummy school in Geneva 🙁

    • ch.c.

      To the unsmart who wrote “Brazil is a secular democracy”
      Where did you learn Brazil history ?
      I suppose in a Brazilian University. Where else coud it be ?

      😉

    • Shellly

      Gringo
      I have to agree with you. All religions can have an extreme side of it. Christianity has caused a lot of harm in the past, not only in Europe, but also in the US. Don’t forget, the same people that fled England tried to impose their religion and way of life onto others, how ironic is that. Just see the Wallace Vs Jaffree and the concurrence opinion of the court. The historical input into the case was used and I would suggest anyone wanting to see how Christianity was indeed the cause of internal conflict. Also, Yowser you should note that Indonesia before the Dutch dominance, was a place where Islam co-existed peacefully with other religions.

    • João da Silva

      Yowser
      I told you in another thread to restrict your comments to promoting U.S technology and not to discuss religions. You seem to insist. The more you talk about religion and politics, more you show your ignorance.

      When you say “Be careful”, to whom are you addressing this warning? To the Brazilian government,people or the bloggers in this site? Be specific and don’t go on preaching religious hatred. We have more important problems to solve than to indulge in religious wars. In case you don’t know, Brazil is a secular democracy, though a large majority of the population is supposedly catholic.

    • João da Silva

      Gringo
      [quote]Keep the bible thumpers and Koran worshippers out of office, and nations usually run well in a democracy. Hand the reigns of a Nation over to ANY religious fanatics, and well, ya, expect a return to the dark ages.[/quote]

      I always suspected that you were very intelligent, secular and a real scholar. Thanks for putting my thoughts in elegant English.

      BTW, happy 2008 to ya and yours.

    • Gringo

      [quote]All I can say is be careful. Islam is not only a religion but a theocracy. It will compete with other forms of government and if allowed to take over, then things go downhill in more ways than one. [/quote]

      I would agree with you, but I would include ALL religions. There is no place for religion in governing a Nation. The US today is bordering on a Christian theocracy, and never before has that nation been so dumbed-down and war addicted. The future is NOT bright for the US, and if any of the Republican hopefuls make office, with the exception of Ron Paul, you can expect things to get worse.

      Keep the bible thumpers and Koran worshippers out of office, and nations usually run well in a democracy. Hand the reigns of a Nation over to ANY religious fanatics, and well, ya, expect a return to the dark ages.

    • Yowser

      Be careful
      Palestinians are islamic Arabs and they thrashed a beautiful country Lebanon after Palestinians infiltrated Lebanon all the way up through the government. Lebanon used to be a peaceful and beautiful Christian nation, but not any more. It has been thrashed and people who could afford to have emigrated.

      Islam has a knack of reducing greatness to mediocrity. Take for example Egypt under the Pharoahs, the great Persian empire, and recently Lebanon and Afghanistan. Once Islamic theocracy takes over, the overbearing control-freak islamic system stifles creativity, individuality, freedoms and brings down greatness.

      All I can say is be careful. Islam is not only a religion but a theocracy. It will compete with other forms of government and if allowed to take over, then things go downhill in more ways than one.

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