World Vision to deliver 20 tons of supplies, including food, water and essential items, to families in Rio Grande do Sul

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  • Over 1,000 schools are closed, and more than 378,000 children are currently without access to education
  • 70,000 people remain in shelters and are in need of essential supplies
With the help of Embraer, World Vision delivers 20 tons of supplies, including food, water and essential items, to families in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

SAO PAULO (May 21, 2024) — Global humanitarian organization World Vision is responding to the worsening situation in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where record floods have killed over 150 people, injured 800, and left 104 missing, according to Civil Defense reports. Currently, 70,000 people remain in shelters and urgently need essential supplies. With the help of Embraer, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, World Vision is delivering 20 tons of needed aid to affected families, including food, water and hygiene items.

The government of Rio Grande do Sul reported that 1,057 schools in 248 municipalities were affected by the floods, leaving 378,649 students unable to attend school. Currently, 88 schools are operating as shelters. Along with essential items, World Vision is prioritizing the delivery of tenderness kits for children. These kits aim to help restore emotional well-being and include coloring books, educational games, snacks, colored pencils and a toy.

“Our tenderness kits allow children and adolescents to play and create a safe environment amid the chaos of this emergency,” explained Thiago Crucciti, national director of World Vision in Brazil.

Since the flooding began, World Vision has mobilized resources with the goal of supporting 70,000 households (including 200,000 children) with tenderness kits, psychosocial support activities, food, bedding items, personal and family hygiene and cleaning kits, and more.

“This is one of the greatest tragedies Brazil has ever seen,” said Crucciti. “We will do everything within our reach to ensure that children and their families receive the urgent aid they desperately need.”

About World Vision:
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