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World Bank-Funded Projects Have Displaced 3.4M People Over Past Decade, Investigative Report Says

Huffington Post/ICIJ: How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor
“…For more than three decades, the [World Bank] has maintained a set of ‘safeguard’ policies that it claims have brought about a more humane and democratic system of economic development. Governments that borrow money from the bank can’t force people from their homes without warning. … The World Bank has broken its promise. Over the past decade, the bank has regularly failed to enforce its rules, with devastating consequences for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Huffington Post and other media partners has found…” (Multiple authors, 4/16).

Inter Press Service: Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty
“An exposé published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands, or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank. Over 50 journalists from 21 countries worked for nearly 12 months to systematically analyse the bank’s promise to protect vulnerable communities from the negative impacts of its own projects…” (D’Almeida, 4/16).

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