It turns out that the name chosen by the campaign's leading organizations mentioned above caused a misunderstanding with the public and the media. Even though the campaign is called “sosamazonia”, we did not participate in the construction of the initiative and, as it is a movement that helps the peoples of the forest, at no time did we think of preventing the use of the name, but rather of joining efforts to fight Covid19 and alert the organizers of Fridays for Future’s campaign about the possibility of generating these misunderstandings.
Thus, in order to avoid questions and clarify our associate members, partner institutions, supporters, donors and public opinion in general, we communicate that SOS Amazônia, identified by the website www.sosamazonia.org.br, promotes projects and campaigns to protect the Amazon Rainforest and support its traditional populations - indigenous peoples and agroextractive communities, but does not receive resources from the campaign mentioned.
We also take this opportunity to announce that SOS Amazônia, in partnership with the Chico Mendes Committee (Comitê Chico Mendes), the Pro-Indian Commission (Comissão Pró-Índio – CPI) and the National Council of Extractive Populations (Conselho Nacional das Populações Extrativistas – CNS), is promoting a campaign to help the extractive and indigenous communities of the State of Acre that have been suffering from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through the “Peoples of the Forest against Covid-19” campaign, we intend to raise funds to support 3,638 families. More information can be found at https://sosamazonia.org.br/povos-da-floresta-contra-covid/
Rio Branco – Acre, 21 July 2020
CEO and Founder of SOS Amazônia