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Andean Group - June 2020

Pandemic poses existential threat to indigenous peoples

A 31 March statement from the Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (Coica), a transnational umbrella organisation representing indigenous communities from across the Amazon basin, warned that the failure of national governments to protect indigenous peoples from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic would be tantamount to “ethnocide”.

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