Hunger lines advance along with the novel coronavirus in Brazil

The crisis caused by the pandemic has forced a growing number of people to depend on food donations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year after the novel coronavirus began spreading in Brazil, cases of infection and deaths from Covid-19 continue to rise, while aid to the poorest keeps dropping. In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, hunger is severely affecting thousands of families.

On Paz Street, hundreds of people, mostly women with children or seniors, have been in line since early in the morning in search of a plate of food. For most, it is the search for the only meal of the day.

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