Write a letter for the Indians of the Javari Valley

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

The Indians of the Javari Valley in the Brazilian Amazon have warned that rates of malaria and hepatitis in their communities are spiralling out of control, and that uncontacted tribes in the area are in grave danger.

The Indians say that the Brazilian authorities responsible for indigenous health care have taken insufficient action to combat the crisis. Indian leaders have been speaking out about the situation for fifteen years, but the crisis has worsened in the last five.

How you can help

Please write to the Brazilian Health Minister raising your concerns about the situation in the Javari Valley.

You can use our sample letter, or write your own:

Sr Ricardo Barros
Ministério da Saúde
Esplanada dos Ministérios
Bloco G

September 29, 2020

Dear Minister of Health

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.