Tagged: land grabs
After nearly 15 months of negotiations, we welcome the agreement, reached through mediation, between the Mubende community and the New Forests Company (NFC), as a basis for community members to start to rebuild their lives.
During the two days of the G8 Summit, which starts today, $2.2 billion in illicit flows will have hemorrhaged from developing countries into tax havens and land one and a half times the size of Manhattan sold off to foreign investors.
Since 2000, companies in G8 countries have acquired land in developing countries more than the size of the whole of Ireland. This is enough to feed 96 million people every year – almost the total population of the UK and Canada.
We asked you to do ordinary things out of place to make a noise about unjust land grabs. You delivered in the thousands. We put your images to Coldplay's song, and the World Bank listened.
Though the Government of Guatemala has returned land to 140 families unjustly evicted from the Polochic Valley nearly three years ago - thanks to your support! - 629 families are still waiting for their land.
The Government of Guatemala has recognized three commitments to the communities evicted from Polochic Valley. The campaign organized by Oxfam and Vamos al Grano has generated 107,000 signatures in support of the cause.