The team of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF) recorded a video with the natives themselves of the Warao and E’ñepa, giving tips on care and hygiene that can help in the prevention of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Video in Warao with Spanish subtitles
Video in E´ñepa with Spanish subtitles
The guidelines they went over were based on the material distributed by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO)/(WHO), which are partners of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF). All the material was translated into the Warao and E’ñepa original languages.
Besides the care in getting through the cultural barriers to ensure the information should be adequately presented, there is training being done in daily cleaning of the environment and personal hygiene in the Pintolândia and Janokoida Shelters.
At this time, the indigenous population taken care of in the Pintolândia and Janokoida Shelters comes to 1,022 people, of which 499 are children. Both the shelters are under the administration of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF), that is in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).