How indigenous people in the Amazon are coping with the coronavirus pandemic

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Abstract

We asked our network of connections in the Ecuadorian Upper Napo and the Peruvian Ucayali regions about local perceptions of needs and wants. While many are out of reach at the moment, having retreated to villages and communities without internet, the message from road-accessible Kichwa communities is unanimous: while concerned about the new disease, a much greater worry is posed by the lockdown. One traditional healer told us: “We have the plants to cure ourselves, but now that we are not allowed to go anywhere, we cannot earn any money.”
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2020

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