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The fate of isolated and uncontacted indigenous peoples in Peru hangs in the balance.
Uncontacted indigenous peoples are the most vulnerable on the planet. It is estimated that in the Peruvian Amazon Sacred Headwaters there are at least 20 groups of Indigenous Peoples in a situation of Isolation and Initial Contact (PIACI).
As COVID-19 ravages Peru their lack of immunity to global diseases and modern healthcare puts them at high risk of extinction.
The only way to protect them is to urgently obtain the approval of the Peruvian Congress - on the amendments of Law 28736, which guarantees these uncontacted peoples:-
- The right to self-determination,
- To remain in isolation and, above all,
- To the legal protection of their territories from the extractive industries like oil, mining, industrial agriculture, etc.
Right now, Peruvian congress members are debating the future of life for uncontacted peoples.
Please join a global community to demand that the Peruvian legislature urgently approve the modification of the Law that guarantees the life and rights of uncontacted peoples!