[permaculture] The Brookings Institution-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement Risks and Rights: The Causes, Consequences, and Challenges of Development-Induced Displacement

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 09:01:17 EDT 2015


"Each year, millions of persons are forcibly displaced by development
projects, whether dams, roads, reservoirs or oil, gas and mining projects.
While such projects can bring enormous benefits to society, they also
impose costs, which are often borne by its poorest and most marginalized
members. As author W. Courtland Robinson points out, “for millions of
people around the world—development has cost them their homes, their
livelihoods, their health, and even their very lives.” Impoverishment and
disempowerment often become their lot, with particularly harsh consequences
for women and children." Although internally displaced persons are often
defined as those uprooted by conflict, human rights violations and natural
or human-made disasters, they also include those displaced by development
projects. Indeed, Robinson points out: “While victims of
disaster—especially natural disaster—generally are the focus of sympathetic
attention and international aid (as are many of those displaced by
conflict), the same cannot be said for victims of development-induced
displacement, although the consequences may be comparably dire.”
http://www.brookings.edu/fp/projects/idp/articles/didreport.pdf

The Brookings Institution-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement Risks and
Rights: The Causes, Consequences, and Challenges of Development-Induced
Displacement by W. Courtland Robinson
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Lawrence F. London
lfljvenaura at gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/avantgeared/


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