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GLOBAL INDIGENOUS: UNESCO site targeted for evictions

Around the world: Cambodian people are evicted from an area around a UNESCO site, Indigenous farmers in the Philippines need help preserving an important ecological area, small Indigenous businesses get business mentors in Australia, First Nations adults with disabilities face unequal service in Manitoba, and advocates for Vietnam's ethnic minorities will speak out about discrimination to the United Nations.

Cambodian authorities have displaced 40,000 people from the Angkor Wat temple region to protect the UNESCO World Heritage site, according to a report by Amnesty International, Radio Free Asia reported on Nov. 14.

Cambodian officials have labeled the evictions as voluntary, but Amnesty International reported that residents described them as "being evicted or pressured to leave Angkor following intimidation, harassment, threats and acts of violence from Cambodian authorities," the report said, according to Radio Free Asia.


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