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Amazonian Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: ‘We’re not still waiting for help as we know it’ll never arrive’

9th Aug 2020
The Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon and across the Americas have centuries of experience facing deadly threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has now been added to the list of threats that the uncontrolled extractive activities of hydroelectric, oil, mining and timber companies represent. SOURCE : By Nadino Calapucha, COICA (translated by Amnesty International)


How Covid-19 could destroy indigenous communities

30th Jul 2020
Indigenous peoples tend to be at higher risk from emerging infectious diseases. Covid-19 is no exception – and some experts say it could destroy whole nations and communities. SOURCE BBC.com


‘We are facing extermination’: Brazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to Covid-19

19th Jul 2020
Coronavirus has swept through tribes, killing elders – and inflicting irreparable damage on tribal history, culture and medicine. SOURCE : The Guardian


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

21st Jun 2020
A joint statement on the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples in Asia


Disaster looms for indigenous Amazon tribes as COVID-19 cases multiply

16th Jun 2020
Indigenous communities in Brazil suffer from the virus on one hand and "genocidal" interlopers on the other, rights groups say. SOURCE : National Geographic


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