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Lingkod Katribu goes to diarrhea outbreak-affected IP community

On October 17, 2022, advocates of Indigenous Peoples' rights and welfare, through Lingkod Katribu and various organizations, deliver medical assistance, psychosocial services, and relief aid to Sitio Nayon, a Dumagat community affected by the diarrhea outbreak.

Top-load adventure. Advocates cross a river more than 15 times to reach the Dumagat community affected by the diarrhea outbreak, October 17, 2022. Photo by KR Abalos.

After the onslaught of Typhoon Karding, more than a hundred individuals have been affected by the outbreak. As of October 10, the Network Opposed to Kaliwa, Kanan, and Laiban Dams has reported 12 deaths.

Serve the People. Doc Josh San Pedro of Council for Health and Development discusses immediate actions to address the diarrhea outbreak in Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal, October 17, 2022. Photo by KR Abalos.

Volunteers call for a thorough medical investigation and the government's proper support to identify the scope and nature of the medical situation in Brgy. Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon.

Happy kiddo. A kid in the Dumagat community enjoys the makeshift swing made by Indigenous Peoples' rights advocates from Sandiwa, October 17, 2022. Photo by KR Abalos.

With the incident, Panaghiusa Philippine Network to Uphold Indigenous Peoples' Rights asserts Indigenous Peoples' right to decent basic social services, such as quality and accessible health care system. We urge the government and its agencies to immediately act on this matter while upholding human rights, including Indigenous Peoples' rights to self-determination and ancestral lands.

Relief ops. Dumagat people wait in line for the distribution of relief aid, including potable water, in Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal, October 17, 2022. Photo by KR Abalos.


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