Millions go hungry in Brazil as pandemic exacerbates poverty

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Published on April 4, 2021 by

The pandemic has left many of Brazil’s poorest citizens relying on food handouts to survive.
A survey found more than 80 percent of people living in slums depend on donations to feed their families.
In January, the government suspended emergency aid – just as rising numbers of coronavirus infections forced new lockdowns.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew joined workers from one campaign in Rio de Janeiro that is trying to stem a rising tide of hunger.

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