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Averting Ethnocide: Indigenous peoples and territorial rights in crisis in the face of COVID-19 in Latin America
While the whole world attempts to save itself from the pandemic, the Indigenous peoples of Latin America are dying and some may even disappear. Abandoned by the state and with no adequate comprehensive healthcare services or clean water, they are extremely vulnerable to the virus that is fast expanding throughout the continent.
COVID-19 is deepening the hunger crisis in the world’s hunger hotspots and creating new epicentres of hunger across the globe.
Oxfam offers the following three recommendations to mining companies, which should be implemented urgently regardless of the location of their operations.