National Assembly Deputy Larissa Gonzalez urged action by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to serve the Warao community in Brazil.
The parliamentarian revealed that the indigenous community – which was forced to move to Brazil – is at vital risk, with malnutrition and critical conditions in shelters.
The deputy reported that a two-month-old Warao baby from the Deltana de Mariusa community is the first Venezuelan indigenous woman to test positive for COVID-19.
The baby lives with 380 other indigenous people in a shelter in Brazil in subhuman conditions.
Maduro’s dictatorship has abandoned the indigenous Venezuelans, who have had to move from their territory to border countries in search of quality of life. On Monday, forces of the regime violated the rights of the indigenous community of Guajira, who protested for food and services.
“This is how the regime makes our indigenous people visible,” she denounced.
Urge que @opsoms atienda caso de esta bebé warao, habitante de un refugio en Manaos quien dio positivo #COVID-19. Los Warao están en riesgo vital, en su mayoría presentan cuadros de desnutrición que les hace vulnerables, las condiciones de vida en albergues es crítica #15Abril pic.twitter.com/xfxbUtBapu
— Dip Larissa González (@LarissaGonzale6) April 16, 2020