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In pictures: Brutal drought lingers in Brazil
Cattle are dying and farmers are going bankrupt as a severe drought continues in northeastern Brazil.
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2013 11:01
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Brazil's northeast interior has been experiencing a severe drought in what should be the rainy season. 

"What falls from the sky does not fill a glass of water," Raimundo, a farmer, said. Natural vegetation, which would normally provide food for livestock, has dried up and many ranchers cannot afford to buy imported feed for their herds. Many farmers are on the brink of collapse, while others have given up on ranching and have moved to other parts of the country in search of work.

President Dilma Rousseff previously announced $1bn in aid to all of those affected by the drought, but many ranchers are having trouble feeding themselves and their cattle are dying in record numbers. 


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"Chiquinho," an ex-miner, walks through a dry river bed. "I've seen this river full from bank to bank at this same time of year, this month it was supposed to rain all week. The waterfalls are completely dry."


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The water tank is almost dry, and the little that is left is not enough for cattle on properties near Andarai.


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Ranchers have been depositing bones and carcasses at an animal cemetery. Many dead animals still transmit diseases.


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Many families have had to leave their land to seek resources in other municipalities. The coastline is one of the choices, where tourism generates income for people who have nothing to eat.


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Raimundo lives in the backcountry and is suffering from the severe drought affecting his cattle in the hinterlands of Bahia. "What falls from the sky does not fill a glass of water," he says.


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In Iacu, brackish water has caused kidney stones and hypertension in people who have no other source of drinking water. In this dry period, consumption of water contaminated with animal feces has caused diarrhea.


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A girl asks for money on the side of the highway. Because of the drought, many families need to beg on the roads.


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A private truck sells potable water. Some people travel 100km in search of drinkable water, though many cannot afford to pay the price.



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Drought in Brazilhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazilen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:25:42 GMTWed, 27 Mar 2013 13:42:05 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=019W9wceCA3sg"Chiquinho," an ex-miner, walks through a dry river bed. "I've seen this river full from bank to bank at this same time of year, this month it was supposed to rain all week. The waterfalls are completely dry."Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=019W9wceCA3sgFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images"Chiquinho," an ex-miner, walks through a dry river bed. "I've seen this river full from bank to bank at this same time of year, this month it was supposed to rain all week. The waterfalls are completely dry." http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=02Zl0zMcUq6c4

The water tank is almost dry, and the little that is left is not enough for cattle on properties near Andarai.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=02Zl0zMcUq6c4Flavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

The water tank is almost dry, and the little that is left is not enough for cattle on properties near Andarai.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=09cy2Ow8wd3Qa

Animal cemetery where ranchers deposit bones and carcasses. Many dead animals still transmit diseases.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=09cy2Ow8wd3QaFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

Animal cemetery where ranchers deposit bones and carcasses. Many dead animals still transmit diseases.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0cRodjyaDpbJN

Property between Amargosa and Iacu. Many families leave their land to seek resources in other municipalities. The coastline is one of the choices, where tourism generates income for people who have nothing to eat.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0cRodjyaDpbJNFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

Property between Amargosa and Iacu. Many families leave their land to seek resources in other municipalities. The coastline is one of the choices, where tourism generates income for people who have nothing to eat.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0go49TcejQdiX

Raimundo lives in the backcountry and is suffering from the severe drought affecting his cattle in the hinterlands of Bahia. "What falls from the sky does not fill a glass of water," he says.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0go49TcejQdiXFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

Raimundo lives in the backcountry and is suffering from the severe drought affecting his cattle in the hinterlands of Bahia. "What falls from the sky does not fill a glass of water," he says.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=08yefAsczs75Q

In Iacu, brackish water has caused kidney stones and hypertension in people who have no other source of drinking water. In this dry period, consumption of water contaminated with animal feces has caused diarrhea.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=08yefAsczs75QFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

In Iacu, brackish water has caused kidney stones and hypertension in people who have no other source of drinking water. In this dry period, consumption of water contaminated with animal feces has caused diarrhea.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0cCHa0b6SUf1V

A girl asks for money on the side of the highway. Because of the drought, many families need to beg on the roads.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=0cCHa0b6SUf1VTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

A girl asks for money on the side of the highway. Because of the drought, many families need to beg on the roads.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=07CqbLR34X4Xv

A private truck sells potable water. Some people travel 100km in search of drinkable water, though many cannot afford to pay the price.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Drought-in-Brazil?image_id=07CqbLR34X4XvFlavio FornerTRANSTERRA MediaAl Jazeera Upload Images

A private truck sells potable water. Some people travel 100km in search of drinkable water, though many cannot afford to pay the price.



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