Brazil declares medical emergency in Yanomami territory

  • Brazil’s government has declared a medical emergency in the Yanomami territory, after the reports of children dying of malnutrition and other diseases caused by illegal gold mining.
  • Reason: To restore health services to the Yanomami people that had been dismantled by the previous government.
    The government announced food packages that be provided to the Yanomamis lives in a region of rainforest and tropical savanna the size of Portugal.