This situation report is produced by the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and Global Development One (GDO). It focuses on the malaria situation in Venezuela from January 2000 to June 2019, underscoring the role that the complex humanitarian crisis has played in more recent years. www.icaso.org
Find out about the terrible health crisis in Southern Venezuela that is affecting indigenous populations that live in this area
Read the report on the resurgence of malaria and the report on the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases in Venezuela (measles and diphtheria), affecting the indigenous people in a disproportionate way.
“Kuyuni Envenenado” by Venezuelan director Alexandra Henao shows how the Yekuana and Sanema indigenous peoples living on the Caura River are being poisoned by the use of mercury in illegal mines that are protected by members of the Venezuelan armed forces
Yanomami children, Alto Ocamo, Amazonas, Venezuela
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When a government deliberately stops providing essential vaccinations for the most vulnerable people such as the Yanomami putting them at risk of contracting transferable diseases such as measles, diptheria, polio that are known to decimate indigenous peoples, we need to denounce and raise our voices regarding this abuse of human rights. President Nicolas Maduro and his Minister of Health @LuisLopezPSUV have deliberately stopped vaccinating the Yanomami and they are now at tremendous risk
La minería ilegal en el Edo. Bolivar y el Edo. Amazonas están convirtiendo a #Venezuela en EXPORTADORES de Malaria. Brasil reconoce el grave problema que esto representa #sosOrinoco @MPPSalud @MineaOficial @CorreodelCaroni pic.twitter.com/pvg7YYfmIe — SOS Orinoco (@SOSOrinoco) May 23, 2018 Out of control illegal mining in the states of Bolivar and Amazonas have converted Venezuela in […]
The most vulnerable in the Venezuelan #humanitariancrisis are #IndigenousPeoples!
On #WorldHealthDay2018 we would like to draw attention to the plight of the indigenous peoples of Venezuela who are the most vulnerable in the current health crisis that is affecting the entire country and has recently exploded onto the international scene.