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Written by MNCR


Country Brazil

August 03, 2018

Translated by jose cortes

After the death of a woman waste picker, the National Movement of Waste Pickers (MNCR) denounced the poor housing conditions suffering poor families. Hundreds of waste pickers’ families camp in a square of Largo do Paissandu, Sao Paulo (Brazil). Close to 300 waste pickers’ families fight for access to decent housing without obtaining a reply from the authorities.

Even though the government promised a housing scheme for waste pickers, this never materialized. The buildings that will be allocated to waste pickers’ families are still unfinished and the state bureaucracy delays the possibilities to access these homes.

Deaths of Brazil’s poorer families are still part of everyday life, for this reason, the National Movement of Waste Pickers are still speaking out and occupying the streets to demand their rights.