We all know that the spread of COVID-19 brings an alert to the world. In this regard, we would like to highlight the great risk that slums, peripheries and other black neighborhoods face under the lead of the Bolsonaro's administration.
President Bolsonaro not only ignores all the recommendations of national and international organizations and authorities, but he also encourages the poorest people to break confinement and other protection measures against the virus. A recent study led by the Imperial College London shows that, without the confinement, Brazil can exceed one million deaths due to corona virus.
In his latest statements and in the video campaign, Bolsonaro implicitly states: "Blacks can't stop working, otherwise Brazil stops." In other words, he makes clear which segment of the population can and should be exposed to a deadly disease and die, as his concern about economy implies continuing to make profit no matter how, even if he has to sacrifice lives of those who really generate wealth - black and poor people.
As the government is decided to sacrifice those lives, we refuse to accept it. Thus, we need you to help us to bring basic goods to the ones who will give up their income and jobs to protect their families and our lives.
UNEAFRO, a network that provides free educational resources and professional training to teenagers and adults living in low-income communities in Brazil, has mapped 1200 families in 31 marginalized neighborhoods in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that need food and cleaning supplies. They organized a crowdfunding for immediate support to the families. Please, help donating to this crowdfunding!
TO DONATE, ACCESS: https://benfeitoria.com/Covid19Brazil
COLLABORATE WITH OUR CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT BLACK AND PERIPHERAL FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CORONA VIRUS!