COVID-19

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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AIPP’s Statement in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao

Thank you and greetings from AIPP. I am sharing solidarity with the people of Mindanao, particularly to the Moro and Lumad Indigenous groups. We are very keen to learn the situation of Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao. We have reached out to our partners and members in the Philippines namely, CPA, BAI and Katribu and got …

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Reflection on the situation of Indigenous Peoples during COVID-19 pandemic

https://youtu.be/5PQhXhI6smg Our Indigenous brothers and sisters and everyone, in this video Secretary General of AIPP Gam Shimray shares a reflection about the situation of Indigenous Peoples during COVID-19 pandemic so far. We have a lot of lessons learned from our indigenous communities, but we also question why the authorities keep prioritizing practices violating our indigenous …

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Message from Mr. Sakda Saemi (Lisu)

“COVID-19 can infect anybody but please don’t get scared and panic. Please follow prevention guideline in order to avoid COVID-19. Let’s help and support each other.”  by Mr. Sakda Saemi (Lisu), Director of IMPECT and NIPT Coordinator.  Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on pinterest Pinterest