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VIDEO. Starving 11-year-old calls the police to save him, his story moves Brazil


For three days, the boy and his siblings had been eating only corn flour diluted in water. Hungry, he then

"A lot of different food has arrived, I don't even know what kind of food it is, just a lot of different food," rejoices Miguel Barros with a shy smile.

A week earlier, the cupboards in his house were completely empty of food.

But this Saturday, August 6, mountains of food overflow into every corner of the young boy's kitchen.

A small miracle, which happened thanks to his courageous sense of initiative.

Hungry, and tired of eating only corn flour diluted in water, the 11-year-old child began to call the police to report that he and his siblings had nothing to eat.

The officer who received the call sent police to the scene, believing it to be a case of domestic neglect.

“They (the police) looked in the cupboards and there was nothing, just cornmeal, and the boys didn't want any more, their stomachs couldn't take it anymore.

So when they saw this situation, they said, "Hey, we thought it was abuse, but that's because you can't afford it, right?"

"I said yes, I was really hungry," says Célia Arquimino Barros, Miguel's mother and unemployed civilian firefighter.

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The police then went to the supermarket to bring food to the family, some paid for out of pocket and the other offered by the manager of the business, to whom they had explained the reason for their presence in the neighborhood.

Publicized, the case affected all of Brazil and donations began to flow.

"There are so, so many donations that now, I who had nothing, I have enough to be able to help other people", proudly explains Célia Arquimino Barros.

For the first time since 2014, Brazil reappeared on the UN's "World Hunger Map" this year, with 28.9% of the population living in a state of moderate "food insecurity". or severe.

Source: leparis

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