Brazilian Government Offers Aid Package for Flood Victims

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Brazilian Government Offers Aid Package for Flood Victims

On Wednesday, Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva approved a package of assistance for the families of Rio Grande do Sul, who lost their homes due to the flooding that Brazil has suffered in recent weeks.

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In addition, all the families who lost their homes will have their home back through the Minha Casa Minha Vida Project.

On the other hand, households where significant material losses have occurred, such as mattresses, refrigerators and other household items, will receive a subsidy of $1,000. This in turn will be checked by civil defense to ensure the transparency of the process.

It is estimated that more than 200,000 families lost essential material goods and will be subsidized by the Brazilian state.

El pdte. @LulaOficial lanzó un paquete de asistencia a la población de Rio Grande do Sul:

100% de las familias que perdieron su casa en la inundación y se encajan en el perfil de menores recursos del programa habitacional Minha Casa Minha Vida tendrán su casa de vuelta,… pic.twitter.com/dCDeTSE5pe

— Nacho Lemus (@LemusteleSUR)
May 15, 2024

In addition, the Family Exchange program will advance the payment of subsidies to victims and will receive more than 21 new families, which will also receive bonuses.

Unemployment insurance will also help unemployed people by paying two instalments in addition to the usual payment.

The Brazilian president also declared that the debt of Rio Grande do Sul with the Brazilian state was suspended for 3 years so that resources focus on post-temporal reconstruction.

#INVIDEO | Heavy rains and flooding in southern #Brazil have caused nearly 150 deaths and affected more than 1.4 million people. pic.twitter.com/6lllDyp9uX

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish)
May 14, 2024

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