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Internet in the Amazon allows Indigenous communities to act promptly on COVID-19

In 2020, Indigenous Amazonian communities implemented a self-imposed lockdown as protection against the rapid spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown, recently-installed satellite Internet proved to be a lifesaver. Through this Internet connectivity, the Indigenous representative organisation,

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OHCHR - COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

UN OHCHR Report cover - COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples, exacerbating underlying structural inequalities and pervasive discrimination. These serious impacts need to be specifically addressed in the responseto and aftermathof

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Indigenous realities in a COVID-19 world: Around the globe

Reassessing the situation for Indigenous People in a COVID-19 world

As the world has experienced the outbreak and rapid spread of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic over the first quarter of 2020, IWGIA has worked to monitor how the situation has developed and the impacts the pandemic

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COVID-19 And Humanity: Human Rights in Peril

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a calamitous global event, but it is revealing the worst fears, especially, human rights, conflict, racism, and starvation.

Some aspects of Amazigh life in the context of COVID-19

Amazighs living in the various Tamazgha countries (North Africa and the Sahara) consider the national public media (especially TV) to be unreliable. Therefore, when they need information, they generally get it from foreign television stations broadcast by

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Statement from Indigenous Women’s Organisations of Nepal on COVID-19

The WHO has declared the outbreak of COVID 19 as a global pandemic. The entire world has been caught unprepared to cope with this pandemic. Indigenous Peoples to healthcare, essential services, sanitation, information and other preventive measures like clean water, food, medicines etc.

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Indigenous realities in a COVID-19 world: Africa

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Call for inputs: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the General Assembly Impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples

The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is calling for inputs from Member States, Indigenous Peoples representatives bodies and organisations, civil society actors, health workers and agencies,

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Indigenous realities in a COVID-19 world: Asia - Lessons Learned

Cover from AIPP's report: COVID-19 and Humanity - Indigenous Peoples in Asia
The fast-spreading COVID-19 poses much higher health risks to Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disability, elders and women making them the most vulnerable groups. These groups not only face challenges in accessing information on time and in their own language; but also, of
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Indigenous realities in a COVID-19 world: Asia

Cover from AIPP's report: COVID-19 and Humanity - Indigenous Peoples in Asia
The fast-spreading COVID-19 poses much higher health risks to Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disability, elders and women making them the most vulnerable groups. These groups not only face challenges in accessing information on time and in their own language; but also, of
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COVID-19 and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The International Indian Treaty Council calls for Rights-based Responses and Denounces On-going Human Rights Violations  

April 15, 2020, Tucson, Arizona: The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an Indigenous Peoples’ organization with hundreds of affiliates from the North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and the Arctic and Pacific regions, is profoundly concerned about the

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COVID-19 in India: Reverse migration could destroy indigenous communities

Photo of a girl: India Arunachal Pradesh Mishmi by Chris Erni

Photo: Chris Erni // IWGIA

By –Dilip Chakma, Convenor, Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI) and Paritosh Chakma, Advisor, ILAI

Introduction

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic and its impact on the world

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Isolation in the face of epidemics: a survival strategy for Indigenous Peoples

By Beatriz Huertas and Neptalí Cueva

The compulsory isolation declared by several countries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 calls for reflection on the isolation that several Indigenous Peoples have chosen in order to survive external intervention that, with different interests,

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