Almost 600 Bolivians have crossed into the north-west Brazilian state of Acre over the past few weeks to escape political uncertainty and violence in their country linked to planned constitutional amendments. According to official figures, some 570 Bolivians have arrived in Brazil. Most are living in the border towns of Brasileia and Epitaciolandia in this Amazon Basin region and receiving assistance from the government. Some have found shelter with friends and relatives in Brazil. To date, 41 of the Bolivians have presented applications for asylum to Brazil’s National Refugee Committee. (UNHCR)

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