Yanomami Indians Dying From Measles

Yanomami indians, Amazon, Brazil

The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America. They live in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela.

Yanomami Indians of Venezuela and Brazil are dying from a devastating measles epidemic. 

One baby has died and the Yanomami speak of many more dead and dying in the forest.

The Yanomami, like many tribal peoples, have little immunity to Western diseases. Outbreaks of diseases killed a fifth of the Yanomami in Brazil in the past.

Survival and our supporters are lobbying as hard as we can to ensure the Yanomami receive the medical care they need to survive.

Your emails and tweets have already pushed the authorities into taking some action.

But much more needs to be done to stop this urgent humanitarian crisis getting even worse.

Please email the Pan American Health Organization, and the Venezuela and Brazil governments, urging them to provide immediate medical care to the Yanomami, and protect the Yanomami’s territory from invaders.

Let’s make as much noise as possible – you can email (see below), Tweet, or post to Facebook. Better still… do all three!

Thank you so much for your help.

Best wishes,

Stephen Corry
Director

https://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/yanomami

Tweet to fight the Yanomami measles epidemic

Send an email to the authorities

 

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