To assist vulnerable families in areas at risk, on May 17, the Manaus City Hall received a donation of 2,800 basic food baskets from the United States Embassy in Brazil. The donations were passed on to the Executive Secretariat for Civil Defense and Protection, under the Casa Militar.
The secretary of the portfolio, Cláudio Belém, explained that these basic baskets will be directed to families already registered in risk areas. “We have a list and we will deliver according to this survey,” he said.
In May, the American Embassy had already donated Personal Protective Equipment to the Military House, which included gloves, N-95 masks, aprons, gowns and other equipment, designed to reduce the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil and the Amazon region. .
On the occasion, the United States ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, praised the actions of the Manaus City Hall and the role of health professionals in the municipality in combating the new coronavirus.
“The Manaus administration is making a great effort to fight this invisible enemy, which has caused the death of so many people around the world. A job that involves everyone in the city, especially health professionals, who are at the forefront of this ‘war’, risking their own lives, to protect the city’s population. It is an honor for us to be able to contribute in some way, ”said the ambassador.
For the mayor of Manaus, Arthur Virgílio Neto, the international campaign “SOS Amazônia”, launched by him and which gained strength with the engagement of environmental activist Greta Thunberg, was fundamental to attract the attention of richer countries on the needs of the region.
Source: Amazonas Atual.