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With over two million confirmed cases of COVID-19, Brazil remains one of the hardest hit countries globally in the ongoing pandemic.

To assist in the response to the pandemic, UNICEF is scaling up the delivery of health and hygiene supplies, as well as educational materials and food supplies across the country. UNICEF has already distributed food baskets to 18,547 vulnerable families across five states and with the help of partners - including the Red Cross - aims to reach an additional 583,000 people in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Manaus, São Luís, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza, Maceió and Boa Vista.

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Ludmila Balanin, UNICEF Marketing Services UNV (in blue) speaks with a staff at UNICEF's warehouse in São Paulo, Brazil, where hygiene supplies kits and food baskets are assembled and distributed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [© UNICEF/UNI348456/Cézar]
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At the supply warehouse, hygiene supplies kits and food baskets wait to be loaded onto trucks, to be distributed to families around the country. [© UNICEF/UNI348459/Cézar]
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Red Cross members and Brazilian firefighters unload a truck containing hygiene kits, cleaning products and food baskets donated by UNICEF to Amazonian communities in Ilha da Cotijuba, in the suburbs of Belém, the capital city of the state of Pará in northern Brazil. [© UNICEF/UNI347991/Batista]
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Red Cross staff members, with the help of local residents, unload supplies from a boat in Ilha da Cotijuba. [© UNICEF/UNI347981/Batista]
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A skiff loaded with hygiene kits, cleaning products and food baskets reaches an Amazonian community in Ilha da Cotijuba, as local residents wait onshore to unload it. [© UNICEF/UNI347994/Batista]
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Women in Ilha do Combú carry the hygiene kits, cleaning products and food baskets they received as part of UNICEF's ongoing COVID-19 response in Brazil. [© UNICEF/UNI348009/Batista]
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A mother and her baby inspect the hygiene kits, cleaning products and food basket they received from UNICEF, in Ilha do Combú, in the suburbs of Belém, the capital city of the state of Pará in northern Brazil [© UNICEF/UNI347996/Batista]

COVID-19 threatens the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children. This is a global emergency, and it will not be over until we contain it everywhere

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