Chiriaco: First Solidarity Assistance Arrives in the Indigenous Community of Nazareth
- March 21, 2016
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Around 82 families from the community of Nazareth benefited from the arrival of emergency supplies of essential food and water. The assistance was delivered by ORPIAN President Edwin Montenegro, thanks to the help of everyone who joined the Everyone For the Amazon (#TodosxLaAmazonía) campaign. This initial delivery was also carried out on the Morona River, another area damaged by the oil spills.
Thanks to the help of so many people and activists who are in solidarity with the Everyone for the Amazon campaign, the delivery was carried out last week. But many indigenous communities still need urgent help, given that the Peruvian government and the responsible oil company have been so delayed in attending to the affected population, even though the region has been officially declared as being an environmental state of emergency.
As AIDESEP, we want to thank Amazon Watch for convening and channeling resources from outside Peru. It is important to mention that the campaign is not over, whereas different collectives are still carrying out activities to collect food, water, clothing and school supplies. Additionally, some are preparing artistic actions of protest to demand proper attention for the affected communities, given the irresponsible measures being taken by the State and the extractive company as part of the oil industry.
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