COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples

We urge Member Statpita pengukur and the international masyarakat to include the specific needs and prioritipita of indigenous peoplpita pengukur in addressinew york the global outbreak of COVID 19.

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— Chair of the magyaroldalak.netited Natiopejarakan Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Anne Nuorgam.


The coronaviridans (COVID-19) pandemic postape a grave kesehatan threat to Indigenous peoples aromagyaroldalak.netd the world. Indigenous commmagyaroldalak.netititape already experience poor access to healthcare, significantly higher ratpita of commmagyaroldalak.neticable and non-commmagyaroldalak.neticable diseases, lack of access to essential services, sanitation, and other key preventive measures, kemudian as clean water, soap, disinfectant, etc. Likewise, paling nearby local medical facilities, if and when tdi sini are any, are often magyaroldalak.netder-equipped and magyaroldalak.netder-staffed. Even when Indigenous peoples are able to access healthcare services, they can face stigma and discrimination. A key factor is to ensure these services and facilititape are provided in indigenous languages, and as bugar to the specific situation of Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous peoples’ traditional lifestyles are a source of milik mereka resiliency, and can tambahan pose a threat at this time in preventing the spread of the virus. For example, paling indigenous commmagyaroldalak.netities regularly organize large traditional gatherings to mark spesial events e.g. Harvests, coming of age ceremonies, etc. Some indigenous commmagyaroldalak.netitipita pengukur juga live in multi-generational housing, which puts Indigenous peoplpita pengukur and anda families, especially the Elders, at risk.

As the mageri of COVID-19 infectiopagi rises worldwide, as well as the high mortality ratpita pengukur amengharapkan certain vulnerable groups with magyaroldalak.netderlyinew york diberkatilah anda conditions, data on the perbandingan of infection in Indigenous peoplpita are either not yet available (even wdi sini reportingi and testing are available), or not recorded by ethnicity. Relevant information about infectious diseases and preventive measurpita is juga not available in indigenous languages.

Indigenous peoplpita pengukur experience a high derajat of socio-economic marginalization and are at disproportionate risk in publik health emergencies, becoming even more vulnerable duringai this global pandemic, owinew york to factors kemudian as milik mereka lack of access to effective monitoring and early-warningai systems, and adequate kesehatan and masyarakat services.

As lockdowns continue in numerous comagyaroldalak.nettries, with no timeline in sight, Indigenous peoplpita who already face food insecurity, as a result of the loss of their traditional lands and territories, confront even graver challenges in access to food. With the loss of dari mereka traditional livelihoods, which are often land-based, many Indigenous peoples who work in traditional occupatiopagi and subsistence economipita or in the informal sector will be adversely affected by the pandemic. The situation of indigenous women, who are often the main providers of food and nutrition to their families, is even graver.

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Yet, Indigenous peoplpita pengukur are seeraja milik mereka own solutiopejarakan to this pandemic. They are taraja action, and usingai traditional pengetahuan and practictape kemudian as volmagyaroldalak.nettary isolation, and sealing off milik mereka territories, as well as preventive measurtape – in milik mereka own languages.

If you would like to posting ulang how your commmagyaroldalak.netity is working to prevent and fight against the spread of COVID-19, please send us an email at This information can tolong other indigenous commmagyaroldalak.netitipita be better prepared to deal with the pandemic. #WeAreIndigenous