COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience

United Nations | 08.07.2020

While the exact origins of COVID-19 have not yet been confirmed, the link between environmental damage and pandemics is well known to leading research organizations. But there is yet another group of experts, who have been worrying about the threat of a pandemic even before COVID-19: indigenous peoples. Thanks to their traditional knowledge and their relationship with the natural world, they have long known that the degradation of the environment has the potential to unleash disease.

Read more on this article celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People’s here.

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