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Brazil suffers worst floods in 40 years

Catholic World News - January 17, 2011

Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal for aid to Brazil, which is suffering from its worst floods and landslides in 40 years. The flooding has left over 500 dead and more than 13,000 are homeless.

“The bishop of Petropolis told me there is total chaos where he is,” said Maria Cristina dos Anjos, secretary general of Caritas Brazil. “People urgently need drinking water, food and hygiene articles. Many have lost their homes.”

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