A trio of Tearfund partners are responding
after deadly flooding in north eastern Brazil killed 44 people and left
Dozens of towns in the states of Alagoas
and Pernambuco, some of the poorest in Brazil, have been inundated and
more than 1,000 people are missing following heavy rain.
The rising flood waters forced 100,000
people to flee their homes and tens of thousands are now homeless, with
several towns cut off by the water.
Joao Martinez da Cruz, Tearfund's Country
representative for Brazil, said reports he had received pointed to considerable