Manaus (AM) – This Sunday, October 8, the Amazon Military Command (CMA) carried out a logistical support operation for riverside communities affected by the drought in the state of Amazonas. The HM-1 Pantera aircraft, from the Army’s 4th Aviation Battalion, was used by soldiers from the 16th Jungle Infantry Brigade to transport donations on a humanitarian logistics mission.
At first, the focus of the action is the municipality of Alvarães, 531 km from the capital of Amazonas. In all, 170 families from the São Sebastião do Curumitá, Boa Vista, Santa Rosa, São José do Pente, Tachi and Estirão do Curumitá communities were assisted with 3.5 tons of food.
The operation is the result of a coordinated collaboration between the Federal Government, the Amazonas State Government, local municipalities and the State Civil Defense. It is a task force to deal with the most severe drought ever recorded in the history of the Western Amazon, a demonstration of the Brazilian Army’s commitment, with a helping hand, to assist vulnerable populations in the region.
The Brazilian Army’s logistical support continues to distribute 571 food baskets to 37 communities in the region.