Victims of oil spill in the Amazon warn that oil companies are pressing them to desist from claims

The spill affects 27,000 indigenous people in the Amazon who do not have access to safe food and water

People affected by the oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon reported that the food kits delivered by the companies OCP Ecuador and PetroEcuador are insufficient and do not cover the demand for the families of at least 7 members.

According to Amazonian citizens, these “humanitarian aid” take between 20 to 30 days to arrive and, as a result of a series of demands, the delivery of kits for families decreased.

Regarding this fact, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE) denounced that, due to the claims of insufficient kits, the oil companies pressured the victims of the oil spill to desist from the complaints.

“Pressuring victims of the #SOSDerrameAmazonía to desist from claims for unworthy food kits is a clear attempt to take advantage of their need to access food and to perpetuate the historical abandonment,” CONFENIAE reported on its Twitter account.

On the other hand, the Alliance of Human Rights Organizations echoed the delivery of insufficient humanitarian kits for the population affected by the spill and, through a video, evidenced the amount of products contained in one of these food kits.

In this context, the spill affects 27,000 indigenous people of the Amazon, who, since April 7, have not had access to safe food and water.

Source: Alliance of Human Rights Organizations / CONFENIAE / CONAIE

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