COVID-19

A Rapid Assessment Report: The Impact of COVID 19 and IPs in Bangladesh

Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh are among those who are highly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of several socio-economic factors. Therefore, the COVID-19 lockdown is disproportionately impacting the economic situation of the Indigenous population, who have already been suffering from severe poverty and further exacerbating the poverty rate as they lose their livelihoods and enter debts. According …

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Joint Statement of Network of Indigenous Women’s in Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

COVID-19 Pandemic Multiplies Burden and Vulnerabilities of Indigenous Women in Asia The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened humanity and wellbeing globally. The severity of its impact to Indigenous Peoples, especially Indigenous Women and girls, Indigenous persons with disability and the elderly are disproportionate and grave in Asia. They are facing aggravated health risks, food insecurity, loss …

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Asia Regional Report on Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: Challenges to Achieving the SDGS Submitted to Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG)

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the world, posing a grave threat to life and peace of humanity. The health crisis accompanied by the socioeconomic effects caused by the confinement affecting mobility, livelihoods, income generation, and access to food is having adverse impacts disproportionately on Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disability, and women across the world. …

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Submission by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and its member organizations and networks in partial response to the ‘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 in Asia There are approximately 411 million Indigenous Peoples (IPs) living across Asia who are confronted with an array of vulnerabilities in the face of COVID-19.[1] The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities across its 14 member countries through continuous …

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IPs amidst COVID-19 pandemic: From north to south Indigenous Peoples are battling against discrimination, militarization and worsening human rights situation

Months into the crisis brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, the situation of the Indigenous Peoples, from north to south is slowly coming to light with the reports coming from different indigenous organizations and communities. As the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was declared nationwide, the 15 million Indigenous Peoples (IPs), in the country are facing particularly …

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Indigenous youth find ways to help communities hit by pandemic

BANGKOK, Thailand – When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bangladesh, 27-year-old Chandra Tripura was paralyzed by feelings of fear and uncertainty. “For the first two weeks, I was kind of frustrated because I realized this will be tragic for us,” Chandra said. “If a country like China, which is developed, had to suffer for 3 months…Bangladesh, …

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ASIA: Under the pandemic, racism against Indigenous peoples has intensified

CIVICUS speaks to Gam Shimray, Secretary General of the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), about the situation of Indigenous groups in Asia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AIPP is a regional federation of Indigenous peoples’ movements in Asia that works to promote and defend Indigenous peoples’ human rights, including land rights and cultural rights. Because of …

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