SIGN TO CALL ON THE PERUVIAN STATE TO END VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN CUNINICO AND ESPINAR
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE PERUVIAN STATE ADOPTS EMERGENCY MEASURES TO RESPOND TO THE URGENT HEALTH NEEDS IN CUNINICO AND ESPINAR
Various Indigenous communities in the Amazon and Andes regions of Peru are experiencing health crises: they are exposed to and their only sources of water are contaminated with toxic metals, and the Peruvian State has not acted to address the situation.
Studies have demonstrated that the main water sources that these communities depend on are contaminated and that the residents of the communities are exposed to toxic metals and other chemical substances that are harmful to human health. Faced with these realities, the fact that the Peruvian State has failed to provide these communities with safe drinking water or with adequate healthcare constitutes a violation of their right to health.
The Kukama Indigenous community of Cuninico (in the province of Loreto) is exposed to toxic metals, their main source of water is contaminated, and they are suffering severe health problems. However, the State is failing to attend to their health. Find out more about the health crisis in the community of Cuninico.
Kana Indigenous communities in Espinar are exposed to toxic metals, their main sources of water are contaminated, and they are suffering severe health problems. However, the State is failing to attend to their health. Find out more about the health crisis in the communities in Espinar.
The Indigenous communities in Cuninico (department of Loreto) and Espinar (department of Cusco) are exposed to mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and other toxic metals. But the Peruvian State is failing to protect their health.