The Asia Pacific region of Friends of the Earth is the most diverse region, encompassing groups from the global North and the global South. Member groups from the region are very active in community-based struggles against mining and other extractive industries. They work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, peasant farmers, and fisherfolk to secure sustainable livelihoods and fight against vulnerability to environmental disasters.



In solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and demand for justice

Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific condemn the recent brutal attacks in Sri Lanka which have left more than 250 innocent people dead and over 500 wounded. With a bloody history of over three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka has...

Stop Reclaiming Our Seas!

Press Statement  27th February 2019 SAM launches report on Impacts of Coastal Reclamation in Malaysia Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls upon the Malaysian government to cancel all proposed coastal reclamation projects in the country. The call is based on findings...

Human Rights Day 2018 – Struggle On!

PRESS STATEMENT By and large, the seventy-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains a “secret document”, still unknown to most of the seven billion beings that the document says declares have rights simply by being human. Starting with the UDHR on...

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