Two new reports by the Center for Disease Control on the health crisis in Venezuela

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. Read full reports here

“Fiebre del oro” destruye la salud y la naturaleza en Venezuela

Periodista de Diario Las Américas, Frank López Ballesteros, entrevistó al equipo de SOSOrinoco para su artículo sobre el impacto devastador del mercurio sobre la salud y la naturaleza en Venezuela. Lea artículo completo

Documentary shows how indigenous peoples are poisoned by mercury

“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 threatened by measles outbreak

Yanomami children, Alto Ocamo, Amazonas, Venezuela
Photo ©cvb 1984

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. Read more

Illegal mining is converting Venezuela in exporter of Malaria and other transferable diseases

Out of control illegal mining in the states of Bolivar and Amazonas have converted Venezuela in an “exporter” of Malaria and other transferable diseases such as Measles and Diptheria.  Brazil has recognized the problem and has issued warnings.

The plight of the Warao indigenous group of Delta Amacuro

The most vulnerable in the Venezuelan are ! Read more

Malaria and other health issues affecting indigenous peoples of Venezuela

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. Read More

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