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£7,969
raised of £10,000 target by 155 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,969 to Combat COVID-19 and hunger in Amazonia

    Funded on Friday, 9th July 2021

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    Story

    The Brazilian Amazon’s population was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 in the world during the first wave, and then saw complete health system collapse and oxygen running out in hospitals during the second.

    Our 'Ajuda Amazônia' campaign responded by buying and distributing 20 tonnes of food, thousands of reusable masks and hundreds of packages of cleaning products to over one thousand families in the Tefé region. We work in collaboration with local groups and associations to leave power and agency in local hands, and direct donations to the families most in need.

    Photo: Receiving some of our donations in the Jaquiri indigenous village in the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve - August 2020

    The pandemic is exacerbating existing food insecurity during this time of year (~April-July), when the seasonal flood makes it tough to catch the local staple food of fish. This year the waters have already (as of May 20th) reached the second highest level since records began nearly 120 years ago. This is causing widespread flooding to houses, destroying crops, and making canoes the only means of transport even in many urban streets, which makes can make vaccination efforts even more challenging.

    Photo: Vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab in the Amazon

    With your donation we will buy food parcels and basic hygiene kits to be distributed by our local partners

    Please give what you can

    More information

    The Brazilian sister campaign

    Our Instagram with photos of our donations arriving in Amazonian villages

    My work on Amazonian food insecurity and COVID-19 in English (News story and Scientific paper) or in Portuguese (News story and Podcast).

    Our local partners: The Association of Indigenous Women of the Middle Solimões, The Association of Agro-extractive Producers from Tefé National Forest, The National Women's Council, The Tefé Municipal Health Secretary, The Tefé Municipal Social Assistance and Citizenship Secretary, Cáritas Tefé, The Indigenous Missionary Council, The Brazilian Environment Secretary, AAGEMAM/Uakari Lodge and The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute.

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    • Ajuda Amazônia1 year ago
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      Ajuda Amazônia

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A fantastic £2,000 has now been raised on this page! Most of this has already been spent on food and hygiene kits for families in Tefé and the region's communities. In the past few days, indigenous families in the Caiambé District have been some of the most recent recipients of our donations. We have also made a new partnership with a local union that supports fishing dependent families (colônia de pescadores), who have made a list of the families most in need of help, and will be delivering our donations to them later this week. Thank you!

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    • Ajuda Amazônia1 year ago
      Ajuda Amazônia

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      1 year ago
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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/24/2021 23.33

    Supporters

    155

    • Hayley

      Hayley

      May 24, 2021

      £40.00

    • Baxos

      Baxos

      Apr 7, 2021

      £20.00

    • Diego

      Diego

      Mar 14, 2021

    • All for Nature Travel

      All for Nature Travel

      Mar 11, 2021

      Second donation on behalf of All for Nature Travel customers. Take care!

      £86.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 8, 2021

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 8, 2021

      Keep looking after your beautiful forest and lovely people! Solidarity from Europe.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 7, 2021

      Happy to support good work.

      £25.00

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    Food security researcher at Tefé’s Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute, in the Brazilian Amazon

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