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Ajuda Amazônia

Ajuda Amazônia is crowdfunding

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£7,638
raised of £9,000 target by 146 supporters

Weʼre raising £9,000 to Combat COVID-19 and hunger in Amazonia

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The Amazon’s population was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 in the world during the first wave.

Our 'Ajuda Amazônia' campaign responded by distributing 16 tonnes of food, thousands of reusable masks and hundreds of packages of cleaning products to hundreds of families in the Tefé region in Amazonas. 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 Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve - July 2020

Amazonas is now back in international headlines as COVID patients overwhelm hospitals that have run out of oxygen in the state capital, Manaus. Tefé is holding it's breath as it watches the unfolding mayhem in Manaus, as local nurse Aguinaldo expresses:

It's sad what Manaus is going through... the chaos is gradually spreading and coming to the interiors [of Amazonas]" Aguinaldo Reis, Tefé nurse, 15th January 2021

With cases already on the rise in Tefé, we hope to pre-empt the chaos by re-launching our campaign now. We have already received many requests for help, which we will meet with your help.

Please give what you can

More information

The Brazilian sister campaign to donate in Brazilian Reals

Our Instagram with photos of our donations arriving in Amazonian villages

Recent articles fro the Guardian describing the current chaos in Amazonas, with patients and babies being evacuated from the city

Médecins sans frontiers forecast that Tefé could run out of oxygen in days

New York Times article on coronavirus in the Amazon, with a big focus on Tefé

Our Instagram, for photos of our donations arriving in Amazonian villages

Epidemiologist labels Manaus the world COVID-9 capital in January 2021

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

With your donation we will buy food parcels and basic hygiene kits to be distributed by 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 Amazônia9 months ago
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    Ajuda Amazônia

    9 months 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 Amazônia9 months ago
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    9 months ago
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10 months ago

Ajuda Amazônia started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 2/23/2021 18.46

Supporters

146

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 23, 2021

    Eu desejo todo o melhor pra voces. Boa sorte.

  • Lucian Lee

    Lucian Lee

    Feb 11, 2021

    Hope this will be a better year for everyone!

    £50.00

  • Christina and Andrea

    Christina and Andrea

    Feb 8, 2021

    Sorry we didn't make it to your event, but you're doing brilliant and important work.

    £50.00

  • Paola

    Paola

    Feb 7, 2021

    Support from CH

  • Dan and Cat Baxendale

    Dan and Cat Baxendale

    Feb 7, 2021

    £30.00

  • Irene

    Irene

    Feb 7, 2021

  • Justin

    Justin

    Feb 7, 2021

    £20.00

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Ajuda Amazônia

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

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