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A hall of residence for the children of the Bakola village of Nabonzuondi

In Cameroon, as ias the case elsewhere for the Pygmy communities of Africa, the schooling rate of children is low, about 5–10%. The mobility of the communities often entails the presence of the children in the forest for months at a time during the...

Brazil : Bolsonaro declares Amazon open to sugar industry

Brazil is planning to increase its production of biofuel both for its own consumption and for export. Under a free-trade agreement negotiated in 2019, ethanol imports into the EU should be multiplied by sixteen. President Bolsonaro has now authorized...

A school for good living among the Shuar of Ecuador

Living in the Cordillera del Cóndor, Morona-Satiago department, Ecuador, the Maikiuants Shuar live in harmony with their culture and environment. It is a life of plenty reflected in this Shuar phrase: taramak matsamat. Unity and pride are fundamenta...

Supporting Karen Schools

For 15 years now ICRA has been helping Karen refugees on the Burma-Thai border by supporting educational and health programs, in particular by funding the teacher’s wages, installing water filters, and providing meals to the children.The Karens and...

Meeting the Baka and Bakola-Bagyeli communities

In spring 2019 an ICRA mission visited the Baka and Bakola-Bagyéli communities in the rainforest of south Cameroon in order to provide a description of the present situation of these forest communities in the face of deforestation and other thr...

Medical and educational support for the Bakola of south Cameroon 

A health worker and a hall of residence for the village of NabonzouondiWhen we visited the Bakola encampment of Nabonzouondi (March 2019 ICRA mission in south Cameroon), its inhabitants mentioned a number of things that were needed if they were to co...

Supporting the Wodaabe nomadic Way of Life

Threatened by climatic and political hazards, the Wodaabe of the Kabawa clan want to carry on with their nomadic way of life. ICRA supports their efforts, in particular through the purchase of livestock, the drilling of a well, the construction of wa...

A mobile infirmary for the Tuareg

The terrible droughts of 1973 and 1984 had a considerable impact on the lifestyle of Sahelian pastoralists. Then, between 1990 and 1995, the Tuareg rebellion and severe subsequent military repression made matters even worse for thousands of families,...

A school for the Mentawai

 The culture, the way of life in constant connection with the forest, and the Sabulungananimistic spirituality of the Mentawai people on the island of Sibérut are being threatened. The indigenous clans live far away from the cities, the is...

Land of the Maikiuants threatened by the mining industry

In Ecuador, Maikiuant territory is at present divided between the lands of several transnational companies, which together own 300,000 hectares of forest ready to be exploited. This threat is a constant weight on the lives of thousands of Shuars, and...