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Peruvian Indians have issued an urgent appeal for government action following a spate of encounters between highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians and tourists.
Africa’s last huntiing Bushmen have given formal notice of their intention to sue the Botswana government over its “unlawful and unconstitutional” attempts to starve them off their ancestral land.
UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on “non-violent extremism” as well as terrorism. Unless this is narrowly defined, such measures may undermine civil liberties and do more to promote than to counter violence.
The targeting of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities can never be justified in the name of any religious creed or conviction, said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, just weeks after experts warned of “genocide” and “extermination” of the tribe.
Two senior UN officials have condemned the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.
To mark UN Indigenous Day on 9 August, Survival International reveals five tribal peoples who have been victims of genocide during the 20th century and warns of a potential genocide in the 21st.
Video footage of the first contact with a group of uncontacted Indians near the Brazil-Peru border has emerged alongside new accounts of horrific violence against their community.
Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.