The Resource "What will happen if hunger comes? : abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, [Felix Horne]

"What will happen if hunger comes? : abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, [Felix Horne]

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"What will happen if hunger comes? : abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley
Title
"What will happen if hunger comes?
Title remainder
abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley
Statement of responsibility
[Felix Horne]
Title variation
Abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley
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Language
eng
Summary
"Located in southern Ethiopia, the Lower Omo Valley is a unique ecological area. It is home to many indigenous communities who rely on the Omo River to sustain their crops and grazing lands. In 1980 the valley became a UNESCO World Heritage site--in recognition of its special cultural and physical significance. The Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing agro-pastoral indigenous communities in the Lower Omo Valley to make way for 245,000 hectares of state-run sugar plantations, linked to the development of the Gibe III dam, which will provide much needed hydropower to Ethiopia. The cost of this development to indigenous groups is massive: their farms are being cleared, prime grazing land is being lost, and livelihoods are being decimated. Government security forces are forcing them to move through violence and intimidation. The Ethiopian government has failed to meaningfully consult, compensate, or discuss with these communities alternative means of livelihoods. Based on research in Ethiopia, including 35 interviews conducted within three weeks of the violations described in this report, "What Will Happen if Hunger Comes?": Abuses against the Indigenous Peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley outlines the Ethiopian government's development plans for Gibe III, and the practical and human rights impact on the Lower Omo's 200,000 indigenous inhabitants. Human Rights Watch calls on the Ethiopian government to suspend the construction of Gibe III and the associated sugar plantations until these projects can be carried out in a manner that is consistent with national laws and international human rights standards. Human Rights Watch also urges Ethiopia's donors, including the World Bank, to press for appropriate social and environmental impact assessments and calls on prospective investors to refrain from any investment activities in areas where land title is contested until all violations are investigated and remedied."--P. [4] of cover
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CaBVa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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"What will happen if hunger comes? : abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley, [Felix Horne]
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Note
  • "June 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was written by Felix Horne, consultant to the Africa division, based on research he conducted with Laetitia Bader, researcher in the Africa division."--P. 76
Contents
Summary -- Recommendations -- Methodology -- Photo Feature -- I. Background -- Map 1: The Lower Omo Valley -- The Lower Omo Valley -- Livelihoods of the Lower Omo and Lake Turkana -- Map 2: Approximate Ethnic Boundaries in Lower Omo Valley -- Map 3: Sugar Plantation Development Plans in Lower Omo Valley -- II. Irrigated Agriculture Development Plans in the Lower Omo Valley -- Environmental and Social Impact Assessments -- Financing -- Lack of Meaningful and Appropriate Consultation -- Affected Communities in the Omo Valley -- Map 4: Overlap Between Mursi and Kwegu Land Use Sites and Sugar Plantation Development Plans -- The Impact on Lake Turkana -- III. Human Rights Violations in the Context of Industrial Development of the Lower Omo Valley -- Arbitrary Arrests and Detentions -- Beatings and Mistreatment -- Governing through Fear and Intimidation -- Violations of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights -- IV. Food Security and Livelihoods -- The Agro-Pastoralist Bodi and Mursi -- The Kwegu (Muguji) -- The Future -- V. Response from Government of Ethiopia and Donors -- VI. Pastoralism, Land Tenure, and Indigenous Rights in Lower Omo -- The Right to Land and Property -- Free, Prior, and Informed Consent -- Human Rights Monitoring and Consultation in Lower Omo -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix I: Human Rights Watch Letter to the Government of Ethiopia on South Omo -- Appendix II: Response from the Government of Ethiopia to Human Rights Watch Regarding South Omo
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9781564329028
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps

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