Coronavirus and Violence: Plight of Indigenous People in Colombia

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) fears an acute emergency situation due to shortages of food and medical material.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although the country's urban centers have so far been most affected, fears of an uncontrolled spread of the virus are also growing in the peripheral regions where many indigenous peoples live.

While the coronavirus crisis is holding the whole of Latin America hostage, the virus is not the only threat to indigenous groups. "We are calling on the competent authorities to provide food, drinking water and the required resources to implement quarantine measures," the ONIC said in a formal statement on Wednesday.

It also calls for extensive testing and warns of the massive impact of . . .

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