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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Chad, Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This report assesses the role of the World Bank in the funding and management of the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project. The report argues that the project has fueled violence, impoverished people in the oil fields and along the pipeline route, exacerbated the pressures on indigenous peoples and created new environmental problems. The report highlights how the World Bank’s Implementation Completion Report (ICR) is inconsistent with other independent reports on the project.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2006

    Main chapters cover access to land and poverty reduction, land redistribution, and securing land rights. The last includes the role of land markets, women’s land rights, securing local resource rights in foreign investment projects, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and pastoralists, conflicts.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2006

    This link leads to a document containing the Table of Contents of the report, with links to the English, Burmese and Thai versions...

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006

    ...This chapter has described aspects of forced migration in Burma that
    are under-researched, including the phenomenon of serial displacement,
    and has proposed a three-part typology. Many internally displaced
    persons and others move repeatedly, sometimes for a combination
    of reasons; others have been displaced for some time and have found
    at least semi-durable solutions to their plight; many are living mixed
    with communities who are not—or have not recently been—displaced.
    Forced migrants’ needs can be assessed and appropriate interventions

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2006

    With the annual monsoon rains now falling over Karen State, the SPDC’s military offensive
    against civilian villagers in northern Karen State would normally be drawing to a close.
    However, quite the opposite is happening. The resumption of SPDC Army attacks on
    villages and the increased patrols in Toungoo District shows that the offensive is far from
    over. Thousands more landmines have been reportedly deployed across Toungoo District to
    isolate certain parts of the district and restrict villagers’ movements. An analysis of SPDC

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2006

    ...SPDC troops in northern Papun district continue to escalate their attacks, shooting villagers, burning villages and destroying ricefields. Undefended villages in far northern Papun district are now being shelled with powerful 120mm mortars. Three battalions from Toungoo district have rounded up hundreds of villagers as porters and are detaining their families in schools in case they're needed; this column is now heading south with its porters, apparently intending to trap displaced villagers in a pincer between themselves and the troops coming north from Papun district.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006

    The SPDC is continuing its attacks on Karen hill villages throughout northern Karen State, trying to entirely depopulate the northern hills. SPDC columns have regrouped and resupplied and are now launching attacks into hill regions not previously reached by the offensive.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2006

    A savage onslaught by the Burmese army in Karen State has displaced thousands and seriously undermined any government talk‑ about democratic reform...

    "Up to four families squash into half-finished bamboo structures of three or four rooms built into the side of a mountain. Those on the other side of the mountain still wait for suitable shelter.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2006

    As thousands of displaced Karen fill temporary shelters along the Salween River in Burma, their plight has yet to mobilize the international community...

    "A large boat churns through the coffee-colored waters of the Salween River that separates Burma from Thailand. Sitting among plastic wrapped bundles of mosquito nets, tins of sardines, boxes of iron nails, plastic buckets, hammers and floor mats, a small chunky man stares at the fast-gathering rain clouds smothering the hot sun.

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