FI’s work in Asia-Pacific countries is divided into three main sub-regions: South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With poverty remaining one of the biggest challenges in the region, the Asia Pacific Programme addresses the impact of development projects (mining, logging and plantation) on the human rights of indigenous and local communities. Special attention is given to the negative impacts of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights, especially in countries prone to climate disasters in the Pacific. The Asia-Pacific program also responds to emerging issues related to human mobility from a human rights perspective, focusing on asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and victims of trafficking.
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