For over a decade, the Oakland Institute has raised alarm about the conditions and threats that both the Gibe III Dam and the Kuraz Sugar Development Project pose for Indigenous communities in the region. Now, several years on, new research conducted among local communities reveals the true impact on those who have called the area home for centuries, in particular the Bodi, Mursi, and Northern Kwegu. The findings call for urgent action by the new government that has been led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed since April 2018.

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