EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes

Vidal, John
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/03/eu-diplomats-reveal-devastating-impact-of-ethiopia-dam-project-on-remote-tribes

Publisher:  The Guardian
Date Written:  03/09/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18591

A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world's largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa's most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled. According to reports by two teams of British, American and EU diplomats who visited the resettlement areas in the Lower Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia last year, the lives of 20,000 Mursi, Bodi and other semi-nomadic tribespeople are being "fundamentally and irreversibly" changed by the mega-project.