Church forms new network to protect Amazon

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A new international network formed to protect the Amazon gathered in Rome yesterday. The Pan-Amazon Ecclesiastical Network, established in 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil, consists of bishops whose territories include Amazon regions, priests, missionaries working in the Amazon jungle, national representatives of Caritas and laypeople belonging to various Church bodies. Continue reading Church forms new network to protect Amazon

World Bank admits botched resettlement policy

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President of The World Bank Jim Yong Kim gestures during the final session 'The Global Agenda 2015' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
President of The World Bank Jim Yong Kim gestures during the final session ‘The Global Agenda 2015’ in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

The World Bank admitted on Wednesday that it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land and lost their jobs due to its projects in developing countries, and whether these people were compensated fairly and on time.

The admission comes as the global development lender seeks to ramp up investments in risky infrastructure projects that often lead to forced resettlement, including dams and highways, in an effort to eliminate extreme poverty. Continue reading World Bank admits botched resettlement policy