Anuak children in Gambella, Ethiopia. Leaders of the Anuak indigenous ethnicity in Ethiopia’s southwest say their people are being dispossessed of their fertile, ancestral lands and forced into new villages under military control. The government is currently working to resettle approximately 1.5… Read moreEthiopia’s Anuak confront World Bank over ethnic cleansing
by John Ahni Schertow, Intercontinental Cry
Indigenous peoples in southwest Ethiopia have implicated the World Bank in grave human rights abuses that are being carried out as part of a resettlement programme headed by the Ethiopian government.
The government is currently working to resettle approximately 1.5 million people across the country by 2013. “Villagization” is supposed to be a voluntary process that offers increased access to basic services and improved food security. However, according Anuak who reside in the Gambella region, nothing could be further from the truth.Continue ReadingETHIOPIA’S ANUAK CONFRONT WORLD BANK OVER ETHNIC CLEANSING
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