Brazil flooding forces plan for 'tent cities' to house the displaced

17 May 2024
2024-05-17 11:00

Brazil's southernmost state is planning at least four "tent cities" to accommodate some 8,000 people currently in improvised shelters due to the historic floods that have devastated the region.

Vice-Governor said the state government is planning temporary structures, with individual bedrooms and collective bathrooms, kitchens and laundry for thousands of people now sheltering in schools, churches and sports arenas. The United Nations Refugee Agency has announced the donation to Rio Grande do Sul of 108 units of a temporary structure normally used in refugee camps.

-- End --