Children Suffer as World Bank's Borrowers Upend Their Lives

Zuckerman, Jocelyn C.; Hudson, Michael
Date Written:  2015-10-09
Publisher:  The International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18272

Evictions, loss of family income and other hardships associated with dams, roads and other projects can be especially harmful to young people. The bank's social and environmental safeguards forbid sudden, strong-arm evictions. But as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners revealed in April, the bank is failing to enforce those rules, with devastating consequences for adults and children who live on or near land targeted for development.

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