In the late 1970′s drought and warfare forced the Mursi to migrate in search of ba lalini, cool ground. We work for land and livelihood security, and peace, ‘cool ground’, for the people of lower Omo, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian government development plans in the lower Omo Valley are endangering people from 17 ethnic groups near the Omo River, and Lake Turkana, Kenya. Reports of killings, rape, beatings and imprisonment have followed.
The Gibe III Dam, plantations and a forced resettlement program, as well as the offtake of the Omo River water needed by Lake Turkana, are endangering the ethnic groups. International donors, DFID and USAID, have been accused of providing support for developing the resettlement program (DFID). Read more…
Here are archives of human rights violations by topic, plantations, the Gibe III Dam and the Omo River, and international donors.
|Plantations||Omo River and Gibe III Dam||DFID and USAID|