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The UN appeals to “international solidarity” to protect indigenous Amazonians from the pandemic

The United Nations has called for “international solidarity” to complement the efforts of the governments of Colombia, Brazil and Peru to protect the Amazon indigenous people from the coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact.

“The United Nations is increasingly concerned about the ability of health facilities to face the situation and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of peasants and indigenous people who are in dire straits due to the pandemic,” the UN said in a statement.

The international organization has stated that COVID-19 has been added to the “past vulnerability” of the Amazon communities, which is already experiencing problems with access to basic services, including health, from living in remote areas, and has registered some of them has the highest incidence rates “in these populations.

The UN appeals to “international solidarity” to protect indigenous Amazonians from the pandemic
The UN appeals to “international solidarity” to protect indigenous Amazonians from the pandemic

He also said that, apart from health problems, “the need for these people is exacerbated by months of stringent quarantine measures (…) with severe socio-economic consequences that trigger a hunger pandemic and affect nutrition, making the livelihoods of many of these communities.

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