humedica Children’s Village is undamaged and serves as emergency accommodation

by Ruth Bücker, 2011/01/16

After days of trying to establish some contact to local employees of the humedica Children’s Village in Brazil to no avail, humedica in Germany has finally received an email from the Brazilian CEO, Junior Wanderley.

He reports that the village Campo do Coelho, where the humedica day care centre for children is located at about 20 kilometres from Nova Friburgo, had been cut off the outside world for days.

They had neither had internet access nor working telephones, since there was an electricity blackout and telephone poles had been swept away. Fortunately, the buildings belonging to the humedica Children’s Village have not been affected by landslides and they are now serving as emergency accommodation for about 100 persons who have lost their homes.

Even now, numerous places in the region cannot be accessed and therefore at many places people have still not received help, Junior Wanderley continued. The number of missing persons is immense and unfortunately, also families taking part in the humedica Sponsorship Programme are among those whose health and well-being has not yet been confirmed.

In the meantime, the first humedica team, consisting of coordinator and nurse Nils Stilke, logistician Christian Simmons and the experienced disaster doctor Dr Irmgard Harms, has reached the affected region. A further team, headed by humedica CEO Wolfgang Groß, has set out for Brazil on Sunday evening.

Please support our work in Brazil by means of a targeted donation to the account below:
             humedica e.V.
             Donation reference “Landslide Brazil
             Account 47 47
             Bank Code 734 500 00
             Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also donate via our online form or by means of sending a text message: send the reference DOC to 8 11 90 and support us with a one-time donation of 5 euros, with 4.83 euros of this amount being directly channelled into the humedica relief projects.

Note for media representatives

Our mission team members in Brazil will be pleased to take part in an interview. Please contact the humedica employee in charge.

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