>> Driven out of Venezuela by hunger and disease, some 1,000 Warao indigenous people have left their homes to live in temporary shelters in Northern Brazil.>>
> Meanwhile musical activities like these organized by aid groups offer some much needed distraction in the camps. The Warao chief says she wants the children here to learn Portuguese as they look for a new start in Brazil.
The Warao have lived on the Orinoco Delta in Eastern Venezuela for centuries. But some began leaving when fish supplies, their main source of income, began depleting as Venezuela constructed shipping canals through the area. Groups of Warao left for Venezuelan cities to sell their arts and craft and often beg on streets.
But with the country's economy in deep recession, the Warao have been forced to move again. This time into northern Brazil, a 600-mile journey on foot.>>