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Facing the disaster


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Ilhéus, Brazil, January 2022

This time around, I am writing from Itabuna, a medium city in the southern part of Bahia Province of Brazil.

You may remember that I have come here to carry out an assessment of the humanitarian needs of the communities hit by the floods.

Today, I am finishing my 'field work' and I am getting ready to fly to Sao Paulo, where I will be wrapping up my work, drafting recommendations and preparing contracts for organisations with whom we will work to respond to the crisis.

Although, I am going to make a photo report of the trip, I may already mention that we are dealing with (yet another) disaster of tremendous scale and gravity. Thousands have lost homes, hundreds are injured and many lost their lives in a tragedy that seems to be invisible to the world.