Cambodian indigenous group threatened by rubber company

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In Cambodia, an estimated one hundred fifty thousand people are facing forced eviction from their homes. Many of these are members of indigenous groups. They have traditionally occupied land now slated for resource development projects. Indigenous peoples are often pushed from their land and given little or no compensation.

In Mondulkiri province, a rubber plantation is under development on land occupied by the Bunong. Some have already lost their land, but the community is also fighting back. They say they are not opposed to the rubber company. But they want to make sure the development improves their lives, rather than leaving them landless.

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Date: 08/02/2011

Countries:

Cambodia

Categories:

Culture and Tradition
Statelessness
Poverty
Indigenous Peoples
Law/Legislation
Land Rights

Press Contact Information

Name: Jared Ferrie

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