A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations.
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.
Oxfam is launching a campaign calling for the New Forests Company to respond to concerns that have been raised for the safety of people who were evicted to make way for the British company’s forestry plantations in Uganda.
Oxfam welcomes the recent commitment by the New Forests Company to engage in an independent investigation of the events surrounding the evictions of communities in Mubende and Kiboga, and t