Urgent Call for a Negotiated Agreement To End the Violence in the Merowe/Hamadab Dam-Affected Areas

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

After months of growing tensions, and despite warnings from concerned citizens and NGOs, the area that is being affected by the Merowe/Hamadab Dam Project in Northern Sudan erupted in violence on November 29. The Corner House and International Rivers call on all actors – including the Sudanese government, the government’s donors, civil society, the financial institutions and the companies involved in the Merowe/Hamadab Dam Project – to use their good offices to press for a negotiated, peaceful agreement between the dam authorities and the affected communities.