Documents - COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples
A Rapid Assessment Report The impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Bangladesh By The Kapaeeng Foundation
Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis as COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to rise exponentially. The pandemic has crippled the economy after the lockdown and has thrown millions of its population into poverty and food insecurity, further amplifying the existing inequalities for the most vulnerable children and adolescents. Household stressors invoked by economic hardship have only increased long-standing domestic abuse of women and children, with limited systems or programs in place to dampen this surge of violence. This report by the Kapaeeng Foundation explores the impacts of COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
A press statement by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission in Bangladesh reporting an escalation in allegations of human rights violations, especially against the indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.