Ministry of Human Rights will send delegation to investigate Yanomami crisis

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The Ministry of Human Rights and Citizenship (MDHC) informed that it will send a delegation to Boa Vista and surrounding regions, in Roraima, to monitor the humanitarian crisis that affects the Yanomami people and find out if there have been violations of the human rights of local communities.

The entourage lands in Boa Vista this Sunday (29) and will carry out an agenda in the state between January 29 and February 2.

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The team includes the ministry’s executive secretary, Rita Oliveira; the national secretary for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, Ariel de Castro Alves; the national secretary for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Isadora Brandão; and the national ombudsman for Human Rights, Bruno Renato.

Among the objectives, according to a statement released this Saturday by the folder, are “to determine responsibilities regarding the humanitarian tragedy that occurred” and “the construction of a report that will guide the continuity of government actions”.

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The agenda includes meetings with Yanomami leaders and associations that work with the indigenous community, in addition to the National Foundation for Indigenous Peoples (Funai) and the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama).

The mission will take place under the guidance of the COE – Yanomami, the Public Health Emergency Operations Center linked to the Ministry of Health’s Indigenous Health Secretariat and responsible for protecting the integrity of communities and for liaising with the authorities.

The ministry is also working with the support of the Central Única das Favelas (CUFA) and the National Anti-Racist Front (FNA) to raise donations of food and health supplies and assist with the necessary logistics.

Source: CNN Brasil

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