Archive for May 4th, 2021

04/05/2021

“If I Lose My Land, I Am No One. I Have Nothing”: A Voice from the Indigenous Mro Facing Eviction from Their Land

By IWGIA – International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs*

The Mro People of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh are under threat of being evicted from their ancestral lands with nowhere to go and everything to lose.

Mro Article Red Flags

Returning home to Chimbuk Hill amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to help the village’s needy, Abani*, a youth from the Indigenous Mro community received an alarming text message from his friend.

-Do you recognise these flags?

-No, what is that?

-They are going to take our land.

04/05/2021

Global e-Commerce Jumps to $26.7 Trillion, Fuelled by COVID-19

3 May 2021 (UN News)*Parts of the online economy have boomed since COVID-19 began, while some pre-pandemic big-hitters have seen a reversal of their fortunes in the last year, amid widespread movement restrictions, UN economists have found.
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Unsplash/rupixen | Online retail or e-commerce sales have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
According to UN trade and development experts UNCTAD, the e-commerce sector saw a “dramatic” rise in its share of all retail sales, from 16 per cent to 19 per cent in 2020.

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