Amazon Emergency Fund supports indigenous peoples in the fight against Corona
5 May 2020 marks the launch of the Amazon Emergency Fund that will now channel support for indigenous peoples in the fight against Corona. Climate Alliance, along with numerous organisations worldwide including its indigenous partner organisation, COICA, is part of the emergency fund’s so-called Founding Solidarity Circle.
Donations to the fund will enable rapid support for indigenous peoples in the following areas: prevention and protection measures, food and medical supplies, emergency evacuation, food sovereignty and resilience. A full 100 percent of each donation will go directly to indigenous communities and organisations confronted with COVID-19 in the Amazon Basin. The fund is fiscally sponsored by the Rainforest Foundation U.S. Grant, but all governance decisions will be carried out in strict coordination with the Founding Solidarity Circle.
Climate Alliance will be forwarding all donations collected thus far in support indigenous organisations managing the COVID-crisis to the newly launched Amazon emergency fund.
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