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Interactive exhibit sheds light on ubiquity of domestic violence in Brazil

Interactive exhibit sheds light on ubiquity of domestic violence in Brazil

Mar 05, 2013

Innovative interactive exhibitions are giving visibility to the epidemic of domestic violence in Brazil – and now plans are in the works to take the initiative global.

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

Jan 29, 2013

A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.

Brazil behind the boom

Brazil behind the boom

Sep 27, 2012

Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world — and yet 16 million of its citizens live in abject poverty. Why? This podcast takes a look behind the numbers.

Koinonia highlights importance of DRR training

Koinonia highlights importance of DRR training

Jan 16, 2012

As part of an ACT appeal, members are coordinating to help mitigate and respond to natural disasters

Why we should still give to rich Brazil

Why we should still give to rich Brazil

Jan 11, 2012

Middle-income countries continue to need help, writes Christian Aid Director Loretta Minghella

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro farmers struggling to revive their land

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro farmers struggling to revive their land

Feb 10, 2011

With crops washed away and no land available to rent, farmers like Waldeli Andrade have a bleak future.

Brazil: Salvaging hope after deadly floods

Brazil: Salvaging hope after deadly floods

Feb 01, 2011

Brazil needs more support to continue the recovery effort following deadly floods and landslides.

Brazil: Novo Friburgo floods

Brazil: Novo Friburgo floods

Jan 28, 2011

A gallery of images from Gustavo Bonato, working for the ACT forum in Brazil, showing the devastation in Nova Friburgo

Brazil: relief team deployed

Brazil: relief team deployed

Jan 28, 2011

ACT Alliance has deployed a strong emergency relief team to support survivors of Brazil’s worst disaster in over 35 years

Brazil: ACT getting relief to most vulnerable

Brazil: ACT getting relief to most vulnerable

Jan 20, 2011

In the worst-affected areas of Brazil, ACT members are distributing relief goods.

Food security in Southern Brazil

Food security in Southern Brazil

Jan 05, 2011

A video in Portuguese on food security in southern Brazil, produced by ACT member FLD

Brazil: recycling and rights

Brazil: recycling and rights

Aug 24, 2010

Head of ACT praises a recycling project run by homeless people in Sao Paolo that champions rights education as a route out of poverty

Brazil: land rights for escaped slave villages

Brazil: land rights for escaped slave villages

Aug 24, 2010

ACT members supports the legalisation of lands belonging to villages founded by escaped slaves

Brazil: ACT responds to Alagoas floods

Brazil: ACT responds to Alagoas floods

Aug 12, 2010

ACT members have delivered life-sustaining goods, food and water, to people affected by floods in Alagoas State of northern Brazil

Brazil: rainforest mark of protection

Brazil: rainforest mark of protection

Mar 10, 2010

In a bid to counter illegal logging, certification for sustainably produced logs is growing.

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About Brazil
  • GNI per capita: US$1,460 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Population: 193.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Largest city: Sao Paulo
  • Area: 8.55 million sq km (3.3 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Portuguese
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 real = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, iron ore, coffee, oranges, other agricultural produce