The heavy rains that have been lashing the south of Brazil since early May 2024 have caused heavy flooding and landslides in 425 municipalities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, directly affecting 1.5 million people and, so far, causing 108 deaths and almost 130 missing.

According to the latest official report, 232,675 people are still displaced from their homes, of whom 65,573 are taken in shelters.

The most worrying situation is in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, where entire cities and neighbourhoods have been under water since Friday 2 May, with water supply problems and power outages. According to weather forecasts, heavy rains are expected in the coming days, which will further worsen the situation of this natural disaster.

The Emergency Coordination of the Focolare Movement has launched an extraordinary fundraising campaign in support of the population of the State of Rio Grande del Sud, Brazil, through Action for a United World ETS (AMU) and Action for New Families ONLUS (AFN).

The contributions transferred will be jointly managed by AMU and AFN in coordination with the Focolare Movement in Brazil in order to provide the people affected by the heavy flooding with basic necessities for food, medical care, and housing.


In Brazil you can donate to the following account:

Banco do Brasil
Agência: 2665-4
Conta Corrente: 39.322-3
Associação Nacional por uma Economia de Comunhão
CNPJ: 07.638.735/0001-94

From other countries you can donate online


or by bank transfer to the following accounts:


Action for a United World ETS (AMU)
IBAN: IT 58 S 05018 03200 000011204344 at Banca Popolare Etica

Action for New Families ONLUS (AFN)
IBAN: IT 92 J 05018 03200 000016978561 at Banca Popolare Etica

Reason for payment: Flooding emergency in Brazil

Tax benefits are available for such donations in many EU countries and in other countries around the world, according to different local regulations.
Italian contributors will be able to obtain deductions and allowances from income, according to the rules for non-profit organisations

1 Comment

  • Cuenten con oraciones por las actividades en favor de los damnificados por las inundaciones en el sur de Brasil.

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