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.
The most vulnerable in the Venezuelan #humanitariancrisis are #IndigenousPeoples!
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
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.