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UN stresses significance of Covid-19 prevention in Brazil

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UN stresses significance of Covid-19 prevention in Brazil

United Nations, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) A United Nations team that supports the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil emphasized the significance of preventive measures against the coronavirus and the need to focus on vulnerable groups, including indigenous communities.
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As reported on Tuesday by Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Brazil is presently exceeding 13.5 million Covid-19 cases and over 350,000 deaths.

In order to support actions to confront the health crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees produced information in the Warao language (one of the indigenous peoples present in Brazil) for prevention campaigns.

Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided healthcare to about 200 members of indigenous communities and handed over disinfection equipment to three health units to treat 7,200 people.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) also provided health and nutrition assistance to more than 300 pregnant and breastfeeding women who have been affected by blockades in the towns of Belem and Ananindeua.

According to the UN, over 180 Warao indigenous people from the northern regions of Natal and Teresina have already received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose.

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