DFID Denies Links to Controversial Evictions, Dam in Ethiopia

12 Mar 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed claims that it indirectly funded the ongoing forced resettlement of Lower Omo River communities in Ethiopia to pave the way for irrigation projects linked to controversial $2.2 billion USD, 1,870-megawatt Gibe III Dam.Non-governmental organizations and experts have linked DFID and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the evictions and forced resettlement of pastoral communities.In addition, experts have warned that the irrigation projects and diversion of water from the Omo River to fill the Gibe III Dam could reduce the water level of Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya by as much as 20 meters...

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