Posted on January 29, 2019
The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most beautiful and diverse natural areas in the world, but after a major environmental disaster, children now grow up in a contaminated environment.
Twenty five years ago the oil company Chevron caused one of the largest oil spills in history. It still affects the lives of the people living in the area, because people get sikc, children grow up in a contaminated environment, and animals and plants die.
A group of 30,000 indigenous peoples and peasant united in UDAPT to fight a legal battle against Chevron. They want the oil spill cleaned up and a health program for the people affected.
For children, growing up in an environment like this is hard. They see their parents struggle and there is not much they can do. The legal battle goes on for 25 years and the major question is: will they ever see justice?
Tell the world
To tell the world about their situation, the children made drawings of their life. The message is clear: we are suffering. The only way to make their lives better, is by supporting the legal case. Only by law can Chevron be held accountable, and be forced to clean up their mess.
You can help by sharing this message, or support the case financially, because these children deserve a better future .