Brazilians who don’t exist – GMC Online Portal

Brazilians who don’t exist – GMC Online Portal


How to do if you are not there? A study by the Federal University of Minas Gerais shows that half of the homeless are not registered in CadÚnico, the federal government registry that allows for government assistance and inclusion in social programs.

At the peak of this epidemic, in 2020 and 2021, the registration reached two thirds of these people, but now, with the relaxation of social laws, it has been discovered that this number is high.

Those who are not registered claim that they have lost their documents and have no conditions or instructions, information, to get another one. Also, there are those who claim that the bureaucracy of registering with CadÚnico prevents their registration, long queues and low number of registrations.

However, there is another side, to what extent are governments interested in registering these people? At the end of the restrictions, the tendency to underestimate the homeless and the lack of public policies to provide a definitive solution to this situation exacerbates the problem. In the end, what you want is to bring the resident of rum before us.

As with the waste, which reminds us of the people who live on the streets and see them every day and are approached to ask for help. Also, fear the places they frequent and spread because we fear the threats and allegations of violence that are associated with them.

This homeless situation is not surprising. In Brazil, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), three million Brazilians do not have a birth certificate. Often due to misinformation and illiteracy, two things that when combined are dangerous for a person to exist and “not exist” in society.

As always, the problem is greatest in the poorest regions of the country. While those who are not registered in the South of the country are 0.28% of these people, in the North it is 7.5%. Therefore, the problem is not the national structure but the pattern of its regional inequality.

If we want to solve the Brazilian problem, if we want public policies to be effective and, above all, to solve the problem, we need to know its direction, how many people need it and where, to make people exist.