Facing the disaster
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.