Flooding from the Jari river has affected thousands of people in communities in the state of Amapá in northern Brazil.
Levels of the Jari river increased after heavy rainfall in the region over the last few weeks. The Amapá state government said the river reached 3.01 metres on 26 April, the highest level of the year so far.
According to officials, communities in the municipalities of Laranjal do Jari and Vitória do Jari have been affected by the flooding since mid-April. As of 26 April, the state government reported 16,152 people affected in Laranjal do Jari and 8,340 in Vitória do Jari. Federal government sources said over 220 families have been displaced.
State and federal government agencies are providing aid and relief supplies to communities in affected areas.
Desde o início das inundações no Rio Jari já destinamos 6.548 cestas de alimentos e 7 mil kits de água mineral para as famílias atingidas. pic.twitter.com/I5iXP2dsaY
— Waldez Góes (@waldezoficial) April 27, 2022
Wilk Dias e o Jorge Júnior estão em Laranjal do Jari para mostrar os impactos da cheia do rio, que já afetou mais de 30 mil pessoas no sul do Amapá. Veja as fotos: pic.twitter.com/IjDLyV1mRi
— Rede Amazônica Amapá (@RedeAmazonicaAP) April 22, 2022