YANOMAMI RELIEF FUND
Wisdom traditions all over the world are deeply affected by COVID-19, many facing an extreme threat to their survival. In the Amazon Rainforest, the YANOMAMI are no exception.
Around Manaus, one of the entry gates to the depths of the Amazon, death rates are many times higher than in other parts of Brazil, and the Yanomami are defenseless against the virus.
Le Ciel Foundation has received a cry for immediate help from the community of Yanomami Elder Floriza, who featured in the film ‘The Twelve’. To be of support, we need your help! Please donate to the Yanomami Relief Fund today to help our sisters and brothers in the Amazon get through this terrible crisis.
How will my donation be spent?
Your donation will provide information, educational materials, and essential supplies such as soap, alcohol gel, fuel, fishing kits, and non-perishable food so that the Yanomami can stay safe and not leave their communities. As well as providing health and safety equipment and building an emergency support house for the discharge of Yanomami patients in Boa Vista.
Funds raised through this campaign will be managed by 3 local partners on the ground:
Instituto Socioambiental, the most prominent socioenvironmental NGO in Brazil, The Hutukara Yanomami Association, a leading indigenous rights organisation that succesfully demarcated Yanomami territory in the early 90s and The Federation of the Indigenous Organisation of the Rio Negro, fronting the indigenous rights movement in Brazil since 1987.
These 3 organisations are working closely with indigenous people, local health teams and the Committee for the Prevention of Covid-19 to create and implement local solutions to combat and prevent the spread of the virus to more than 1,000 indigenous communities in the Amazon.
With deepest gratitude from all the communities you are supporting and the Le Ciel Foundation team.