The Ethiopian government has used threats and violence to force people from their traditional land in the Omo Valley. They're being moved to make way for new sugar plantations.
Ethiopia: Indigenous People Forced From Land
Video by HumanRightsWatchThe Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing indigenous pastoral communities in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo valley without adequate consultation or compensation to make way for state-run sugar plantations and the construction of Africa's highest dam, the Gibe III hydropower project. The Lower Omo valley, one of the most remote and culturally diverse areas on the planet, is home to around 200,000 people from eight unique agro-pastoral communities who have lived there for as long as anyone can remember. Their way of life and their identity is linked to the land and access to the Omo River.