Terrible pictures have reached us from Brazil in the last few days. Persistent heavy rainfall in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and in the southern part of the state of Santa Catarina has led to severe flooding, landslides and bridge collapses with an increasing number of fatalities since the beginning of the week. Thousands of houses and infrastructure have been damaged; many roads are currently interrupted or impassable.

“The state, Rio Grande do Sul, home of the well-known Fistball clubs Sogipa Punhobol and Novo Hamburgo Ginástica, is facing its worst natural disaster in recent history. Please support our Fistball friends in Brazil in their unprecedented work by making a donation under https://www.vakinha.com.br/4749899”, says IFA President Jörn Verleger.