Millions go hungry in Brazil as pandemic exacerbates poverty

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Millions go hungry in Brazil as pandemic exacerbates poverty” – below is their description.

    The pandemic has left many of Brazil’s poorest citizens relying on food handouts to survive.

    A survey found more than 80 percent of people living in slums depend on donations to feed their families.

    In January, the government suspended emergency aid – just as rising numbers of coronavirus infections forced new lockdowns.

    Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew joined workers from one campaign in Rio de Janeiro that is trying to stem a rising tide of hunger.

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    American-Brazilian Journalist, based in Rio de Janeiro, covering Brazil for Aljazeera English. Previously worked in over 30 countries, covering world events. – Source @MonikaKiev Twitter Bio

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