Ethiopia: US Withdraws Funding from Land Grabbing in Ethiopia

(culturalsurvival) After Cultural Survival supporters sent thousands of emails via our and other websites to the US government to urge it to cease funding the forced eviction Ethiopia’s Indigenous Peoples from their lands, the US government took a stance this year in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The bill provides that no US funds can be used finance forced evictions and land grabbing, which to date have displaced tens of thousands of people in the Gambella region alone and which, according to the Oakland Institute, threaten to displace a total of 1.5 million across Ethiopia. Read more…

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