Urgent: Stop land grabs in Uganda
There have been major developments in Uganda, where at least 22,500 people have lost their homes and land. Evictions – some violent – have left many destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school.
Recently, members of the evicted community had reported feeling intimidated and harassed after questioning by workers from the New Forests Company (NFC), a British timber company operating in the region. Since we first starting putting pressure on NFC, the company has assured us that it will halt this questioning of community leaders and conduct an external investigation.
We will continue to monitor the situation on the ground, but we need to maintain pressure on the company to ensure that the external investigation results in justice for these vulnerable communities in Uganda.
Send an email to the Chairman of NFC, Robert Devereux, demanding he take immediate action.
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Dear Mr. Devereux, Chairman of the New Forests Company,
Yours sincerely,[Your Name]