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Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has written to the president of Peru, urging him to protect the lands of uncontacted tribes from illegal logging and drug trafficking.
Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes.
The Peruvian government has confirmed that uncontacted Indians are living inside an area being drilled by oil company Pacific Rubiales.
At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon.
An Amazonian tribe has sent an urgent appeal to shareholders of Pacific Rubiales to protect the uncontacted Indians whose survival is threatened by the company.
Survival International has held protests outside Peruvian embassies and consulates, calling for an end to expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru’s Amazon rainforest.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to expansion of a gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns of the risk to lives of uncontacted Indians.
The Vietnamese oil company PetroVietnam has bought a stake in two Peruvian oil blocks in a region known to be inhabited by uncontacted tribes.
The World Association for Christian Communication has chosen as one of its project partners a Peruvian organisation that helps indigenous people find a voice.
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Christian Aid has called on the Royal Bank of Scotland to stop funding fossil fuel projects.
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