Illegal mahogany loggers are causing environmental destruction and plundering uncontacted Indians’ land in the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, according to a new report by the Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC).
Recent incidents of violence in Bagua, Peru, are further examples of the suppression of indigenous people's rights, says the head of the World Council of Churches. Just policies and an end to violence are needed for peace.
A front-line worker tackling poverty in Peru has warned that without stronger climate change action from the West ‘millions of poor people will be abandoned to the escalating ravages of an unpredictable climate.’
Christian Aid is sending £50,000 to local partner organisations in Ica, one of the regions most badly affected by the 8.0 magnitude quake which struck off the coast of Peru on 15 August 2007, claiming 500 lives and leaving thousands homeless.