Two-Thirds of Brazil’s 32 Million Youths Are Poor Who Need More than Food

Brazil government’s policies for young people, concentrated on the war against poverty and hunger, are still considered of little efficacy in terms of improving the living conditions of poor youngsters in the 18-24 age category.

This is the conclusion of the report, Making the Papers Work, elaborated by 40 non-governmental organizations that take care of youngsters.


The document was delivered to the United Nations (UN) last Friday, August 12, by representatives of these organizations to the National Secretary of Youth, Beto Cury.


The representative of the Renata Florentino Interactive Group – one of the organizations that prepared the report – said that two-thirds of Brazil’s youth population of 34 million live in poverty.


In her opinion, this part of the population “has been forgotten for a long time by the country’s income distribution programs.”


“Changing this situation is very difficult, because there is a huge mass without schooling, and they are the ones who can’t get jobs,” she observed.


The report also points out that one of the areas that needs to be strengthened in the National Youth Policy is the organization of programs to fight hunger.


She also says that “the reduction of poverty and hunger is not just a matter of distributing money and food.”


According to the document, these efforts need to be followed by other long-run iniciatives, such as basic education, loans to young businessmen, serious agrarian reform, and digital inclusion, “especially in urban and rural outskirts.”


Agência Brasil

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