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Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal are being excluded from the reconstruction process a year after the earthquakes there that killed 8,700 people, said Oxfam in a new report published today.
Oxfam strongly condemns the assassination of Nelson García, the second indigenous rights activist to be killed in Honduras in less than two weeks. The ongoing violence against this community is shocking, inexcusable, and must end.
Oxfam supporters around the world are pressuring the backers of the Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras to withdraw, and are urging for an independent investigation into the murder of a local Indigenous leader who opposed the project.
The assassination last week of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres – who championed the cause of indigenous land rights – shows that international companies have no place now in continuing their support for the Agua Zarca dam she was fighting against.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities protect half the world's land, but formally own just 10 percent, according to a report released today by a global alliance of NGOs.
The World Bank has released new draft safeguard policies that will vastly weaken protections for affected communities and the environment at the same time as the bank intends to finance more high-risk projects, say 19 organizations.
The International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.
The Guatemalan government is failing to deliver on its promises to relocate hundreds of Polochic families who were violently evicted from their land nearly four years ago. Representatives from the 14 affected Polochic Valley communities are today delivering a letter to the Guatemalan government demanding action.