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Indigenous communities report hunger, lack of water and destruction after heavy rains in Bahia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Indigenous leaders reported a scenario of destruction in communities in southern and western Bahia after heavy rains that have left 20 people dead and at least 30,000 homeless.

The coordinator of the United Movement of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations of the State of Bahia (MUPOIBA) Agnaldo Pataxó Hã Hã Hãe, estimates that at least 9,000 indigenous people have been affected by the rains, equivalent to 15% of the 60,000 living in the state.

"There are villages completely flooded, roads blocked preventing the communities from accessing the cities, several who lost all their . . .

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