News - COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples

Native Alaskan Villages, Once Devastated by Spanish Flu, Are Taking Action Against Covid-19

25th May 2020
To keep history from repeating itself, remote Native Alaskan communities are isolating themselves even further, and working to procure tests and other supplies. SOURCE : Direct Relief, Article by Leah Campbell


Coronavirus impact on world’s indigenous, goes well beyond health threat

21st May 2020
According to the new UN independent expert on the rights of indigenous peoples, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the world’s indigenous peoples that stretches well beyond the immediate threat to their health. SOURCE : UN News


As COVID-19 takes off in Latin America, Amazon indigenous groups fear the worst

12th May 2020
‘There are no doctors and no health infrastructure in these communities. There is no education, no phone connections, no computers, no internet.’ SOURCE: The New Humanitarian by Paula Dupraz-Dobias


How indigenous people in the Amazon are coping with the coronavirus pandemic

28th Apr 2020
Growing fears that COVID-19 will wreak havoc across the Amazon. SOURCE: The Conversation by Nina Moeller and JM Pedersen


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