La solicitud presentada por la Asociación Hutukara Yanomami y el Conselho Nacional de Direitos Humanos se refiere a los miembros la Tierra Indígena Yanomami, constituida por 321 aldeas que incluyen pueblos de contacto reciente y algunos en aislamiento voluntario. Las personas beneficiarias se encontrarían en una situación especial de riesgo ante la pandemia de COVID-19.
The Alto Orinoco – Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve (RBAOC) comprises one of the geographical areas of greatest cultural diversity in the entire Amazon; Indigenous communities of 17 different ethnic groups live there. Each of these peoples is the bearer of a unique cultural heritage, and as a whole they give an extraordinary universe of linguistic diversity, worldviews, mythologies, history, art and ancestral knowledge, which are a true, unique and irreplaceable contribution to Humanity through the conservation of socio-diversity and biodiversity.
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