Families Flooded Out by Merowe Dam Reservoir

Hundreds of families are being flooded out of their homes along the Nile in Sudan as the reservoir for the nearly complete Merowe Dam begins to fill. Local communities have recorded their trauma on video, and say the reservoir is being deliberately filled now to forcibly evict those villages that have been most outspoken in calling for fair compensation and replacement lands. As many as 25 villages could ultimately be affected by the rising waters.

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