Belém decrees emergency situation by the arrival of Venezuelan Indians

mass migration of Warao Indians to the state capital began 10 months.
17/07/2018 15h18 - Updated 17/07/2018 16h54
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Belém Prefecture declared on the afternoon of Monday (16) social emergency due to heavy migration process of the indigenous people of Venezuela Warao ethnic capital to Pará.

Among the five municipalities that have received more indigenous Venezuelans, Bethlehem was the last to seek help from the Federal Government. Mass migration of the Warao to the capital of Pará began 10 months and, according to the latest survey of the city, but of 200 Indians living in the city.

The decree will be signed on Tuesday (17) by Mayor Zenaldo Coutinho, said the municipal administration. In Belém downtown streets, whole families of Warao Indians begging at traffic lights and sights.

In addition to Belém, the Warao Indians are concentrated in the cities of Boa Vista, Pacaraima, Manaus and Santarem. The first city to enact social state of emergency was Manaus, in May 2017. In season, the city had 400 indigenous.

The same happened with the state of Roraima, where are the municipalities of Pacaraima and Boa Vista. The state concentrated around 300 indigenous and social state of emergency decreed in December 2017. The municipality of Santarém, in western Pará, It has also decreed social state of emergency in the case Warao.

federal funds
According to Bethlehem Prefecture, the expectation with the decree is to guarantee future resources. After enacting social state of emergency, the cities of Manaus, Roraima and Pacaraima already achieved aid from the federal government.

In July 2017, about R $ 700 thousand were deposited in the accounts of Manaus prefecture by the Ministry of Social Development (MDS) so that the city dealt with the case of Warao. In March 2018, MDS also authorized a transfer of $ 1,08 million to the coffers of Roraima, divided into two parts, for the municipalities of Boa Vista and Pacaraima.

The Belém City Hall stressed that all indigenous Warao, already in Belém, They were vaccinated, received consultations, treatments and even hospitalization. The group receives, still, Street office of the permanent visits of the Municipal Health Secretariat (Sesma).

The council is also offering 100% spaces for children Warao, from 0 a 10 years, with pedagogical project already developed by the Department of Education (Semec).

Source: G1

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