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The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. It is an international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the British Government and the general public by donations.[1]

CAFOD is an agency of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and part of the Caritas International Federation which operates in many countries and territories worldwide. CAFOD is a member of the DEC Disasters Emergency Committee and the British Overseas Aid Group.

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Library Resource
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Outubro, 2021
América Latina e Caribe

La publicación, denominada «Proteger nuestra casa común: Defensoras y defensores de la tierra y del medioambiente en Latinoamérica»,  tiene como base una investigación realizada entre el 2019 y el 2021 acerca de las tendencias actuales de abusos de derechos humanos y medioambientales a los que se enfrentan los defensores y las defensoras de derechos humanos (DDH) en seis países de Latinoamérica: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras y Perú.

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Extractive policies and practices on the environment and common goods have are producing a serious damage in the northwestern region of Honduras. 31% of the territory is concessioned (approximately 34,900 km2). During last 10 years, 548 natural resource concessions have been awarded at national level, of which 265 are located in this region. There are about 21 hydroelectric projects in indigenous peoples' territories, without social participation and prior consultation. As well as, the agro-industrial model of palm export has continued.

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The project is to support the poor and disadvantaged IPs communities in Preah Vihear, Rattanakiri, and Siem Reap province to become self-reliant in managing their natural resources and participating in community development. For many years that Indigenous Communities in Cambodia have been supported to claim their rights to legally own their forested land and protected areas.

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In a context where mining activity has been present in Espinar for over 35 years, DHSF is going to implement the project "Territorial management, monitoring and advocacy for water for a sustainable life in the Cañipia and Salado river basin, Espinar - Cusco", placing particular emphasis on territorial management, community and specialised water monitoring around the Cañipia, Espinar and Salado river basins, and public advocacy actions.

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Land is life to the ethnic community people of Bangladesh. They are dependent on land for their life, livelihood, culture, religion, food and water. The land and forest is like their mother. For many reasons the indigenous people are losing their land including through forceful occupation by the powerful people or businesses or by the Forest Department. In other cases poverty is leading people to mortgage their land or they are being evicted due to government policies which favour the powerful.

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