REMOTE ASSISTANCE ENABLES RESETTLEMENT STAGES TO PROCEED DURING THE PANDEMIC
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Renova Foundation is assisting the families in the resettlements in subdistricts affected by the Fundao dam collapse in Mariana (MG) by phone or video calls. Remote social assistance to the communities of Bento Rodrigues, Paracatu de Baixo, and the family resettlements was adopted in April 2020, ensuring the continuity of the participatory process.
RENOVA FOUNDATION INDEMNIFIES OVER 1,700 PEOPLE THROUGH THE SIMPLIFIED INDEMNITY SYSTEM
About 1,700 people were indemnified through the Simplified Indemnity System in one week. The amount disbursed for the new payments corresponds to over R$ 153 million. Implemented in August 2020, as per the decision of the 12th Federal Court of Justice, and with the first payment made in September, the system indemnified in total more than 13,500 people from Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, reaching the approximate amount of R$ 1.2 billion.
INDEMNITY AND EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID EXCEED R$ 4 BILLION
Until April of this year, around 323,000 people in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo received indemnities for material and moral damages, loss of profits, and Emergency Financial Aid. Until December 2020, R$ 3.26 billion were paid, and from January to April 2021, the amount reached R$ 4.09 billion, an increase of 25% in the total amount paid, which represents approximately R$ 830 million.