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WHO chief concerned about pandemic situation of indigenous peoples in the Americas

GENEVA, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that his organization is deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples in the Americas, the current epicenter of the pandemic.


Indigenous people especially at risk from COVID-19, warns WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Indigenous communities comprising half a million people around the world are especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus pandemic due to often poor living conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.


Sacred sites blast exposes Australia's laws skewed to mining

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two ancient caves in Western Australia's iron-ore rich Pilbara with state approval, the destruction was met with anger from indigenous landowners for whom the sites were of deep cultural and sacred importance.