The need for Tribal Survival
There are over 150 million tribal people living in more than 60 countries worldwide. Of these, at least 70 ‘uncontacted’ tribes continue to live with no interaction with outsiders. The aim of Tribal Survival is to promote the health and wellbeing of remote indigenous people across the globe. At the same time, we encourage tribes to retain their traditional way of life. This, we believe, will help to ensure that indigenous traditions, languages and cultures are preserved.
Tribal Survival supports endangered tribes in Asia, South America and Africa, with a focus on those in Indonesia.
The plight of tribal populations is well documented, with ever increasing resource pressures placing stress upon the lives of those who are fighting to retain their ancestral lands, customs and traditions. Within these societies, illnesses and diseases that are easily treatable and preventable with access to basic medication cause distress and even death.
Tribal Survival believe that the provision of life-saving, essential medication at no cost can enhance quality of life and extend life expectancy.