Grants are expected to be funneled directly to indigenous peoples and local communities and impact 30 million people in Indonesia.
As their habitat continues to shrink due to deforestation, the indigenous Orang Rimba group becomes more vulnerable, including to threat of the zoonotic malaria. Local authority is looking at One Health as a future solution to prevent outbreak.
Indonesia is keen to benefit from the global demand for nickel but seems to be ignoring the social and environmental impact of mining it.
The Indigenous Pomparan Ompu Ondol Butarbutar community faces eviction from the area that has been their home for generations, and have seen their farms razed to make way for the new tourism project.