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Devastating Floods in Brazil: What We Are Doing to Help

Devastating Floods in Brazil: What We Are Doing to Help

May 23, 2024 2 min read

Since Monday, April 29, 2024, Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul province has been suffering from widespread flooding. At the time of writing, more than 580,000 people have been displaced and over 68,000 remain in shelters. From everyone at Ria, we would like to express our condolences to our Brazilian colleagues, family, friends, and customers who are currently experiencing hardships as result of this natural disaster.  

In response, we are launching a new zero-fee campaign that will enable our customers to support Brazilian communities during these difficult times.  

Specifically, we are offering: zero-fee transfers to Brazil from the Ria app or riamoneytransfer.com through June 30. FX Rates apply. 

Having previously supported emergency relief efforts in Mexico and Morocco, we understand the devastating toll natural disasters can have on local communities. At the time of writing, more than two million people have been affected by the floods with more than 150 people tragically losing their lives.  

The disaster has also crippled the region’s infrastructure. In Porto Alegre, the state’s capital, more than 40 neighborhoods were flooded, and even unaffected areas endured days without electricity and access to drinking water. With the main airport closed and many roads and rail networks underwater, some locations are now only accessible by helicopter.  

Given the extent of the devastation, the road to recovery will undoubtedly be a long and difficult one. As a leading money transfer provider in the region, we are ready to play our part in the province’s restoration by helping our customers support their loved ones during this challenging period.  

For more info: comms@riamoneytransfer.com  

About the author

Matthew Breakell

Originally from the United Kingdom, Matthew Breakell is an experienced content creator specializing in the importance and impact of international remittance flows.

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