DFID has been helping fund aspects of the resettlement program in South Omo. Both DFID and USAID are ignoring abuses they find in their investigations of the resettlement program in South Omo.
Transcripts of audio recordings of USAID and DFID meetings with the Mursi and Bodi of Ethiopia DFID/USAID went to investigate the resettlement programs and Mursi and Bodi gave first-hand accounts of human rights violations. These transcripts were made from audio recordings of the meetings.
The USAID-DFID Ethiopia Recordings A translator gives an account of a DFID/USAID visit to South Omo, which varies from the findings of DFID/USAID and outlines the circumstances around the visit.
DFID/USAID South Omo Field Report DFID/USAID inexplicably find that the allegations of human rights violations “could not be substantiated”.
Ignoring Abuse in Ethiopia: DFID and USAID in the Lower Omo Valley an Oakland Institute report.
Guidelines and principles re. Resettlement the agreement between donors, such as, DFID and the Ethiopian government of guidelines about how resettlement would be implemented in South Omo, Gambella, and Benishangul. Of the guidelines a DFID representative commented that “none of them are being followed.”
Aiding and Abetting: UK and US Complicity in Ethiopia’s Mass Displacement Anthropologist David Turton on DfID and USAID’s role in resettlement in the lower Omo Valley.
Hundreds of thousands face relocation in Ethiopia’s land grab Human rights lawyer Gordon Bennett speaks of DfID’s inaction in the face of resettlement abuses in the lower Omo Valley.
Development Aid to Ethiopia: Overlooking Violence, Marginalization, and Political Repression An Oakland Institute report.