He shared how the virus has unfortunately already reached his community and forced some members to leave the village, retreating further into the forest for protection.
Dario said: “Today, the Yanomami people are very sad and worried. But we’re going to keep fighting this important battle against Coronavirus in our territories.”
Please join us on 11 am-12 noon, Thursday 2 July, where Cecilia Ilorio, CAFOD’s Country representative for Brazil, will be sharing updates on the situation in the Amazon.
She will speak about how we are working alongside communities to help them prepare for and respond to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic, while also working alongside these communities to help them to safeguard their indigenous lands.
Together, we are working to improve indigenous peoples living conditions, health access and education so they cannot only survive the Coronavirus crisis but begin to rebuild and heal.