U.S. Assistance to Flood Victims: “An Act of Solidarity With Brazil”

June 29, 2010
Residents Stand Among Debris on Street Damaged by Flooding

About the Author: Charlotte Peterson serves as a Public Diplomacy Officer in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

In recent days, Brazil's northeast region has experienced devastating flooding, resulting in over 40 lives lost and 80,000 people displaced. In response, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Thomas Shannon authorized $50,000 in disaster relief for the victims in support of Brazilian state and federal assistance efforts.

Ambassador Shannon said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those families affected by this natural disaster. Our assistance is an act of solidarity with Brazil and the people of Alagoas and Pernambuco, undertaken with confidence that the strength and perseverance of the Nordestinos will help overcome this tragedy.”

For more information, please see the following websites: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, U.S.Consulate in Recife (Portuguese), and USAID in Brazil.

Comments

Comments

pamela g.
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West Virginia, USA
June 29, 2010

Pamela G. in West Virginia writes:

even though we have just expeerienced massive flooding in Nashville and are facing a disaster in the gulf we need to show the world we care about them also.

Flavius
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Virginia, USA
June 29, 2010

Flavius in Virginia writes:

80,000 displaced. Our contribution? $50,000.

That's 62 and half cents for each displaced person.

Well, it is the thought that counts.

treuemax
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California, USA
June 30, 2010

Treuemax writes:

even though we have just experienced massive flooding in Nashville and are facing a disaster in the gulf we need to show the world we care about them also.

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