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Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mar 24 (EFE).- (Camera: Wallace Carvalho) One year after the start of the pandemic, the number of coronavirus deaths and cases continue to grow day by day in Brazil, but aid for the most impoverished continues to drop. In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in Sao Paulo, hunger hits the door of thousands of families hard.FOOTAGE OF THE FAVELAS AND PEOPLE QUEUEING TO GET FOOD.SOUNDBITES AND TRANSLATIONS OF:Juceni Rodrigues:"What helps me are the donations we receive here. Plates of food and food. That's what we have at home... when we have something at home, because for now, we have nothing at home." Regiane Aparecida:"Everything is expensive, the rice, the beans. Thank God we have the tuppers (where they get the food). I don't mind not eating, but the girls..."Great Trajan:"I'm not going to let despair drive me crazy. I'm going to be patient."Gilson Rodrigues, Community Leader:"The situation in Paraisópolis after a year is a situation aggravated by hunger and unemployment. The new normal is thousands of unemployed people with a lack of food on their plates""Aid has practically stopped coming since the end of last year and now is when we need it most."

Added on the 24/03/2021 13:00:00 - Copyright : EFE Inglés

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