|Project Status||Under construction|
|Pathways for conflict outcome / response||Compensation|
Criminalization of activists
Violent targeting of activists
|Development of Alternatives||Human Rights Watch has called for recognition by the Government of Ethiopia of the rights of the Omo valleys indigenous communities over their historic homelands. They have called for meaningful discussion with them over the future use of their land and compensation. Pointing out that donors fund basic service provision in every district of Ethiopia and could therefore be indirectly funding the displacement of communities, the rights body wants donors to ensure their funding is not supporting forced displacement or unlawful expropriation of indigenous lands.|
|Do you consider this as a success?||No|
|Why? Explain briefly.||Clearing of land and construction of infrastructure for the planned plantations has been observed. Human Rights Watch quotes reports from Ethiopias state run media which suggest that 10,995 pastoralist households were villagized in 2010 and 2011 in the Salamago woreda district of South Omo Zone, with another 20,000 households scheduled for |
villagization in 2011 and 2012.
HRW says a subsequent February 2012 state media report said the government planned to relocate 103,000 pastoralists during this 2012/13 budget year in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region.
Meanwhile, a report on a January 2012 joint DFID/USAID field visit to South Omo said meetings with representatives of the Mursi, Bodi, Hammar and Minogelti ethnic groups heard allegations of up to 80 arrests, limited access to agriculture lands, use of force and intimidation, and rape of women .