The Yanomami, an indigenous people in the northern Amazon rainforest, were attacked by illegal gold miners several times in recent weeks, leaving several people wounded and two young children dead. With tens of thousands of miners still illegally occupying their land, the threat of continued violence remains.
On the heels of a recent survey of indigenous communities in Peru revealing widespread unfamiliarity with COVID-19 and hesitancy about the vaccine, RFUS has teamed up with indigenous partner organizations on a multilingual COVID-19 awareness campaign.
An article in Forbes describes the work of Betty Rubio Padilla, president of the Federation of Communities of the Middle Napo and Curaray and Arabela River Basins, to stop deforestation in her territory. RFUS trained Betty’s community to use satellite technology and deforestation alerts in order to quickly detect and respond to illegal incursions.
SOS Rainforest Live: Major Artists Unite in Support of Indigenous Guardians of the Rainforests Threatened by the COVID-19 Pandemic
On June 21st, major international artists will join in solidarity with indigenous peoples for a livestream concert to raise awareness and support for indigenous forest guardians under extreme threat from the coronavirus.
El COVID-19 amenaza a los pueblos Emberá y Wounaan del Darién en Panama a medida que incrementa la deforestación en sus territorios.
COVID-19 is straining the Embera and Wounaan peoples of the Darien as the threat of deforestation in their territories creeps higher.
Rainforest Foundation US Partners With Indigenous Peoples and Ally Organizations on New Amazon Emergency Fund
RFUS has joined forces with COICA and other NGOs to establish a fund that supports indigenous communities facing COVID-19.
Se Lanza una Nueva Herramienta para Optimizar la Respuesta al COVID-19 en las Comunidades Indígenas de Panamá
Rainforest Foundation US está trabajando con COONAPIP para desarrollar un mapa en línea para coordinar la ayuda humanitaria del COVID-19 a las comunidades indígenas en Panamá.
Rainforest Foundation US is working with COONAPIP to develop an online map to coordinate COVID-19 humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in Panama.
This map tracks current COVID-19 cases alongside the presence of traditional authorities or local humanitarian organizations located around indigenous peoples’ communities in Panama.
An interview with two indigenous leaders about their communities’ reactions to COVID-19.
COVID-19: Pueblos Indígenas de Perú Enfrentan Escasez de Alimentos y Deficiencias en Atención de Salud
Líderes indígenas solicitan abastecimiento de artículos de primera necesidad y la definación de protocolos para llevar insumos y monitores forestales divulgan información para prevenir contagio por coronavirus.
An interview with the Legal Advisor for the Indigenous Council of Roraima about adressing COVID-19 in his territory.
Stepping Into the Gap: Lessons from the Darien in the Face of COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Response
A look at how viruses have shaped the Darien Gap and its indigenous inhabitants.
A joint statement by Rainforest Foundation US, UK, and Norway in support of indigenous communities facing COVID-19.