Alert to the IACHR on the situation of indigenous peoples in Brazil during COVID-19
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In this communication, AIDA provides the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), particularly COVID-19's Timely and Integrated Crisis Response and Coordination Room, with updated information on the situation of Brazil's indigenous peoples, who are particularly vulnerable to the threat of pandemic contagion.
Among the information presented, we highlight:
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 cases among rural and urban indigenous people;
The inaction of the National Indian Foundation (UNAI) in implementing emergency actions;
The threat of contamination due to the invasion of indigenous lands by missionaries; and
The obstruction of the Brazilian State to the inspection and expulsion operations of the invaders of indigenous lands in Pará.