Favela in figures

"In Brazil, 6% of the country's population lives in favelas. There are 6,329 favelas in 323 municipalities according to data from IBGE (the Brazilian Institution of Geography and Statistics).
Percentage of certain populations living in favelas :
- Belém (PA) with 54.48%.
- Salvador (de Bahia) with 33.07%.
- Rio de Janeiro with 22.16%.
The states with the highest number of favelas are:
- Sao Paulo with 2087
- Rio de Janeiro with 1332
- Bahia with 280."
(from: lebresilien.com/2017)

« Au Brésil, 6% de la population du pays habitent dans une favela. On dénombre 6329 favelas dans 323 communes selon les données de l'IBGE (l'Institution Brésilien de Géographie et Statistiques).
Pourcentage de certaines populations vivant dans les favelas :
• Belém (PA) avec 54,48%
• Salvador avec 33,07%
• Rio de Janeiro avec 22,16%
Les Etats avec le plus grand nombre de favelas sont :
• Sao Paulo avec 2087
• Rio de Janeiro avec 1332
• Bahia with 280."
(source : lebresilien.com/2017)

In Brazil, coronavirus crisis fuels new favela

"When Priscila Tomas da Silva's husband lost his job loading trucks because of coronavirus shutdown measures in Sao Paulo, they faced a stark choice: pay the rent, or feed their six children. So they built a shack in a new favela emerging on the city's northern outskirts, a symbol of the devastation the pandemic is causing in Brazil.The favela, in the Jardim Julieta neighborhood, has sprouted at an informal parking lot for semi-trucks.
(…) In fact, epidemics and plagues have been forcing Brazil's poor into favelas and other informal settlements throughout history, said Lino Teixeira, coordinator for urban policy at the Favela Observatory, a research and advocacy group. “The creation of favelas, going back to some of the very first ones, is linked to a series of urban epidemics, from yellow fever to the Spanish flu to smallpox to measles” he said.” (AFP - 31/07/2020)

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