Department for International Development will no longer back $ 4.9bn project that critics claim has funded a brutal resettlement programme
|An Anuak woman at work in Abobo, a village in Ethiopia’s |
Gambella region. It has been claimed that UK money has
funded abuses against Anuak people in the area.
The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a brutal resettlement programme. Hundreds of people have been forced from their land as a result of the scheme, while there have also been reports of torture, rape and beatings.