Jeudi, 30 Mai 2024

Navigating climate vulnerability: Lessons from adaptive social protection practices in Latin America

For almost three weeks straight in May 2024, heavy rains relentlessly pounded the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, causing devastating floods that claimed 169 lives and forced some 600,000 people to leave their homes. The urgency for assistance and aid cannot be overstated, as this catastrophe presents a significant threat to the poor and vulnerable, pushing them into an even more precarious situation. How is Brazil ensuring that the most vulnerable and poor don't fall deeper into poverty during this crisis? How is the social protection system supporting the crisis response? Brazil's social protection system accelerated its response efforts through the conditional cash transfer program Bolsa Família. The application of existing protocols to advance cash... En savoir plus