July 27, 2015

Brazil: Stop Eviction of the Apika’y Indigenous Community (UA 163/15)

The Apika’y Indigenous People, one of the most vulnerable of the Guarani Kaiowá communities of Mato Grosso do Sul state, are once again facing forced eviction. The judge who issued the eviction order only notified the community five days in advance, and the authorities have not adequately consulted with the community or provided them with resettlement alternatives.   
1) Please write immediately in Portuguese or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to immediately stop the eviction of the Apika’y, ensure that the necessary safeguards against any potential forced eviction are implemented, and allow the community to return to their ancestral lands;
  • If immediate return is not possible, urging them to temporarily allocate an appropriate area of land to the Apika’y which will provide them with a sufficient livelihood, so that the Apika’y families can live with dignity;
  • Demanding the conclusion of the demarcation process of their ancestral lands, in accordance with the Brazilian Constitution.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 163/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.