Children rescued in the Colombian jungle leave the hospital after a month of treatment and start a new life

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The Family Defender who has been assigned to Lesly, Soleiny, Tiene and Cristin must decide who to entrust with custody of the Mucutuys. You have six months, which you could extend, to make the decision

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The four brothers rescued from the Amazon jungle in Colombia they left the military hospital Thursday evening and for the next few months They will live in a house, with other children, under the supervision of the ICBF (Colombian Institute of Family Assistance). “The second part of ‘Operation Hope’ has begun,” he announced Astrid Adriana Caceres, administrator of the aforementioned body, in a press conference held in Bogotá. From now on, the Family Defender assigned to Lesly, Soleiny, Has and Cristin, You have to decide who to give custody of the Mucutuy. He has six months, which he could extend, to make the decision.

“The baby is fully recovered. Lesly and Soleiny are very happy, very happy after going out. They were already exhausted from the hospital environment,” Cáceres said. “We will have the support of indigenous organizations and the extended family who have helped us at all times. We’ll keep those ties,” as well as “the healthcare workers” who stayed with them at the medical center.

currently they will keep the new home enclave a secret, while the children recover emotionally. At the ICBF they are aware of the interest that exists in the world to know the details of the feat of surviving a plane crash and forty days in the depths of the virgin forest. And they want to prepare them for the day the doors open.

They are also making use of the collaboration of the Ministry of Education, which is developing a flexible model for the three largest. “What they’ve asked for most is that they want to learn,” Caceres said.

“From the ICBF we are accompanying the defender so that he has a very solid interdisciplinary team that includes anthropologists. The three girls and the boy will be entrusted to our care and we will make sure they are well so that they return to their familiar environment as soon as possible, provided their rights are guaranteed,” he added.

It must be remembered that The boys’ mother was killed in the accident. aerial, which took place on May 1, together with the pilot and another adult. The seven-seater plane was flying between Araracuara and San José del Guaviare, above the Amazon jungle, and had an engine failure.

For fifteen days a group of indigenous people from the area and members of the special forces tried to locate the plane, thinking that all its occupants were dead. When they discovered the device on the 15th and noted that the children had survived, the Army launched the “Operation Hope” to find them.

They were found to be in relatively good health. They suffered from malnutrition and other afflictions, none serious.

As the days went by, it became known that the biological father of the two little ones and the stepfather of the older ones, Manuel Ranoque, was mistreating his wife. So the stepdaughters don’t want to be with him, at least for now. The maternal grandparents claimed custody of all four, but had been away from all for several years. That is why the ICBF will have to carefully study which is the best home for the four brothers.

they all live port shad, a tiny and remote community of just about twenty families on the Caquet River, a three-hour boat ride from Araracuara, the town that has an airstrip. Manuel does not want to return but it is still too early to know where they will settle and with which members of both families.

On the other hand, the president Gustav Peter He called for the creation of a trust “with the aim of ensuring the good use of resources that the brothers can benefit from donations or contributions from individuals for their future,” the ICBF said in a statement.

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The Trust Project

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