Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that some 70,000 indigenous people in the western Gambella region (in Ethiopia) were relocated against their will to new villages that “lack adequate food, farmland, healthcare and educational facilities”.
When they first came they told us an investor was coming and we would develop the land alongside one another. They didn’t say the land would be taken away from us entirely. Farmer Gemechu Garbaba
“Now, no land, no farm, no food.” Farmer Gemechu Garbaba’s wife.
“Some people are doing business here but I have no idea what they are doing with our land. I see them growing sugarcane. That’s all I know.” Abdulai Conteh , a local traditional leader in Senegal.