Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Disproportionately Endangered by Covid-19

Food and medical care not ensured. Indigenous organizations denounce the lack of support from governments.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America's indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable communities in the region affected by Covid-19. This requires not only a differentiated assessment of their situation but also their special protection, stresses a joint statement by the Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous Development Fund (FILAC), the Abya Yala Forum (FIAY), and the Regional Observatory of Indigenous Rights (ORDPI).

FILAC's president, Dr. Mirna Cunningham, made . . .

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