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Brazil: Crowdsourcing information on fires in slums

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Disaster, Human Rights

Recently a number of devastating fires in São Paulo slums [1] [Pt], where land values have sky-rocketed of late, have left thousands homeless. Over 1,100 people were left homeless after the last fire [2]. Some São Paulo residents are using a public spreadsheet to crowdsource data and analyze [3] the phenomenon over the past eight years.