International Rivers notes with alarm the troubling recent reports over the plight of Yanomami children in Brazil, many of whom have suffered mistreatment, malnutrition, and died from preventable diseases.

“The violence against and mistreatment of the Yanomami people has been taking place over many years. The Brazilian authorities must urgently act to stop this now by providing immediate medical attention, implementing a healthcare program and removing all illegal miners. Over the past several years, more than 20,000 illegal miners have invaded the Yanomami indigenous land, causing destruction, water contamination and disease. The impunity must end.” – Flávio Montiel, International Rivers’ Brazil Manager

To learn more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-declares-emergency-over-deaths-yanomami-children-malnutrition-2023-01-22/