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News from the Jarawa


Vigils in London and Paris as Jarawa tribe faces extinction

Survival will hold vigils tomorrow, 10 October, in London and Paris in support of the Jarawa tribe of the Andaman Islands, India. The Jarawa are in danger of being wiped out by settlers and poachers invading their land.

Fourteen arrested in clampdown on poachers

Police in the Andaman islands have arrested 14 men who illegally entered the reserve of the isolated Jarawa tribe. Survival and groups in the islands have been urging the government to clamp down on rampant poaching in the reserve.

Disease strikes 16% of isolated Andaman tribe

Forty-two children from the isolated Jarawa tribe of the Andaman Islands have been hit by disease in the last three weeks, in an epidemic which could wipe them out.

Isolated Andaman tribe hit by measles epidemic

The isolated Jarawa tribe of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean have been hit by a measles epidemic which could wipe them out. Seven Jarawa children have been admitted to hospital.