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UNHCR expands support to refugees and host communities in Brazil as COVID-19 takes its toll

The Mata family, who are indigenous Warao from Venezuela, are pictured at the Pintolandia shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil. Mother-of-three Dialisa recently recovered from COVID-19

The Mata family, who are indigenous Warao from Venezuela, are pictured at the Pintolandia shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil. Mother-of-three Dialisa recently recovered from COVID-19. © UNHCR/Allana Ferreira

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch  to whom quoted text may be attributed  at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.