COVID - 19

Indigenous Peoples at increased risk due to coronavirus

Indigenous Peoples at increased risk due to coronavirus 

  • Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders are more at risk of being targeted, as movement is restricted and governments broaden laws 
  • Already marginalised, Indigenous Peoples chronically lack proper access to health resources and information, further exacerbating the risk to their communities in times of emergency 
  • Indigenous Peoples’ are responding to the pandemic using self-determined protection mechanisms  

COPENHAGEN 30 MARCH 2020 | As the spread of COVID-19 continuesIndigenous Peoples worldwide are in increasing danger of losing their lives and having their rights stripped away. 

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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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