AMURT Brazil

In Brazil, Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team distributing food packets among needy street people.

Across the country, Brasil De Fato reported (2018), one in four Brazilians are either homeless or live in “inadequate housing.” And an estimated 13 million Brazilians — or about 12.4% of people in the country — are unemployed.

According to the World Policy Blog, Brazil has a “housing deficit” of 5.4 million homes. This housing deficit is more pronounced in certain areas, like Rio De Janeiro.

It’s estimated that 20% of Rio residents live in informal shantytowns called favelas, and often lack access to basic public services like running water, healthcare, and public education

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