Affected People

A Work in Progress: Study on the Impacts of Vietnam’s Son La Hydropower Project

Sunday, January 1, 2006
Executive Summary On November 12, 2002, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved the construction of the Son La Hydropower Project, requiring the largest resettlement of people in Vietnam’s history. By 2010, 91,000 people or 18,968 households in the three provinces of Son La, Lai Chau and Dien Bien are expected to be resettled. Most of these people will be moved between 50 to 100 kilometers away from their current homes and without access to the Da River (Black River) -- a source of livelihood for most of them. Dam construction formally started on December 2,

Estudio de los Aspectos del Legado de la Represa Chixoy

Thursday, March 17, 2005
Volumen Uno: Resumen Ejecutivo: Daños Emergentes y Reparaciones: Recomendaciones para el Recurso Volumen Dos: Revision de Documentos sobre los Problemas del Legado de la Represa de Chixoy: Cronologia de Eventos y Acciones Relevantes Volumen Tres, Parte Uno: Evaluación de los Daños Emergentes de las Comunidades de la Cuenca del Río Chixoy: Consecuencias Materiales de la Construcción de la Represa, del Desplazamiento Involuntario y de los Daños y la Pérdida de los Recursos Indispensables Volumen Tres, Parte Dos Volumen Cuatro: Investigacion Social de las Comunidades Afecta

Dam–Affected Peoples in Brazil Demand Reparations from IADB

Thursday, June 2, 2005
Mr. Enrique V. Iglesias President, Inter–American Development Bank C.C. Members of Board of Executive Directors Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. Iglesias; We are farmers, artisanal gold miners, fisherfolk, and riverbank dwellers, expelled from our homes and work areas by the construction of the Cana Brava Hydroelectric dam, in Goiás state. We are carrying out a demonstration in protest at the Brazilian headquarters of the IDB. We want the Inter–American Development Bank to take concrete and immediate measures to resolve the serious problems affecting our families, as a result of the cons

Bujagali Dam-Affected Peoples Demand Promises Be Fulfilled

Monday, September 27, 2004
On September 27, 2004, the community resettled for the proposed Bujagali Dam submitted the following letter of grievance, signed by thirty–three members of the community. To The Minister of State For LandsHon. Baguma JsokeKampala, UGANDARE: BUJAGALI DAM AFFECTED PEOPLE – UNFULFILLED PROMISES We, whose signatures and fingerprints are attached herewith, are some of the people who were displaced by the proposed Bujagali dam Project and resettled at Namilyango village, in Naminya Parish, in Wakisi sub county in the year 2001. The following promises which remained unfulfilled were made to us: 1

Do No Harm: Avoiding Resettlement Failure at Vietnam's Son La Hydropower Project

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Vietnam’s ambitious Son La Hydropower Project could face serious problems if the government’s plan to resettle 100,000 mostly ethnic people is not carried out in a just and fair manner. So far more than 1,000 families have been moved away from the Da River to make way for the $2.3 billion dam. A host of problems have already emerged, according to a new study released by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in association with International Rivers. The VUSTA report -- "A Work in Progress: Study on the Impacts of Vietnam’s Son La Hydropower Project"

Resolve All Outstanding Issues, Stop the San Roque Dam Operation

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance and TIMMAWA call on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo not to inaugurate the San Roque Dam, inspite of pressures from the Dam proponents and the so-called savings from the renegotiated contract. CPA claims that the operation of the San Roque dam remains a big financial burden to the Filipino people. Even under the renegotiated Power Purchase Agreement of this mega-dam project, the NPC/Phil government will have to pay the San Roque Power Corporation (SRPC) with a fixed cost (capacity and operating fees) of approximately US $ 10 million a month in addition to the e

Random Prosecution and Arrest of Hamdab* Dam Affected People

Friday, December 10, 2004
The Security Organ of the Sudan Government has taken measures and moved to haphazardly prosecute and arrest persons whom the Organ doubted as supporters of the Movement of Displaced by Hamadab Dam (MOD). The following persons were unlawfully arrested yesterday and taken to an undisclosed location: 1) Numeri Hassan Omar 2) Hassan Siddiq Atolabi 3) El Nazir Omar Al Tahir MOD openly declares that these persons are innocent people and have no relation whatsoever with the movement. It has become clear that the Security Organ believes that, just being from the dam affected area warrants arrest. The


Home affected by flooding from Yacyretá
La represa de Yacyretá en el Río Paraná ha estado construyéndose desde el año 1979 por los gobiernos de Argentina y Paraguay. Está incierto el destino de 80 mil personas que podrían verse afectadas si se incrementan las aguas del Yacyretá hasta su nivel de diseño. Las investigaciones por el Banco Mundial y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo han demostrado que las autoridades de la empresa binacional EBY no tienen la capacidad de enfrentar el devastador desplazamiento social que causaría la ampliación del embalse. Yacyretá es un caso de antología en materia de la corrupc

Represa La Parota

En 2003, la Comisión Federal de Electricidad de México propuso construir la Represa de La Parota en el Estado de Guerrero. La represa de 900 MW sobre el Río Papagayo inundaría casi 17 mil hectáreas de tierras, desplazando a más de 25 mil personas. Se prevé que otras 75 mil personas serán afectadas por los cambios en el ecosistema río debajo de la represa. Las comunidades también estan preocupadas porque la represa se ubicaría cerca de una falla sísmica. En 2004 las comunidades afectadas crearon el Consejo de Propietarios de Tierras Comunales y Comunidades Contra la Construcci

NGOs Demand World Bank Investigation Into Massacres

Thursday, May 9, 1996
Report Reveals 376 Murdered After Resisting Eviction International Rivers and Witness for Peace International Rivers and human rights group Witness for Peace have today written to World Bank President James Wolfensohn calling for an independent investigation into World Bank involvement with Guatemala’s Chixoy Dam. A recent report from Witness for Peace* reveals that between 1980 and 1982 some 376 people, mostly women and children, were brutally murdered in a series of massacres when they resisted eviction from their village of Río Negro to make way for the Chixoy Reservoir.


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