Oxfam calls on the New Forests Company to investigate Uganda land grabs claims
- Author: Oxfam
- Copyright: Oxfam
- Date: 22 September 2011
In Uganda, more than 20,000 people were evicted, some forcibly, from their homes and the land they depended on, to make way for the New Forest Company's plantations. Oxfam went to Uganda to hear how villagers have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. Many villagers believe that the company was involved in the evictions. Oxfam is calling for the New Forests Company, which denies that it was involved in any evictions, to investigate these claims.
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