At least 78 people have died in flash flooding and landslides in the Brazilian city of Petropolis, north of Rio de Janeiro after hours of torrential rain. GlobalGiving is working closely with our partners on the ground in Brazil to get emergency support to impacted communities in this time of need.
On February 15, 2022, historical amounts of rain poured down on Petropolis, north of Rio de Janeiro killing more than 75 people and causing mass destruction. Within just weeks of deadly flooding across the country, the number of missing persons across Brazil continues to grow. Thanks to its past disaster responses, GlobalGiving has learned that it is vital to get funds to locally-led nonprofits that can respond to the community needs in both the short and long-term.
All donations to the Petropolis Brazil Flood Relief Fund will support flood relief and recovery efforts in Brazil. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted area.
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Petropolis Brazil Flood Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
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