The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reiterated its concern about the situation of indigenous communities in urban and rural areas of Venezuela.
The IACHR warned about the situation of the Warao people due to lack of health care before Covid-19, lack of access to food, the presence of foreigners in ancestral territory, and water contamination from mining activities.
“The IACHR urges Venezuela to attend to the demands of the Warao people and additionally urges the State to provide health care, diagnostic equipment, food and healthy water, as well as to control the entry of foreigners to prevent contagion from the pandemic,” it added.
The Inter-American Commission reiterated the importance that the States of the world adopt protection measures for indigenous peoples, in accordance with their culture and respect for their territories.
#Venezuela🇻🇪 La @CIDH alerta sobre la situación del pueblo Warao en zonas urbanas y rurales de Venezuela, por falta de atención sanitaria ante #COVIDー19, falta de acceso a alimentos, presencia de foráneos en territorio ancestral y contaminación de aguas por actividades mineras.1
— CIDH – IACHR (@CIDH) June 9, 2020