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Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia
21 September 2020
Cambodia

At least 1.76 million jobs in the nation of about 16 million people are at risk due to COVID-19, while the poverty rate could double, to about one-in-four people, the World Bank said in May. Cambodian human rights groups have this year called for a freeze on loan repayments due to the virus and for lenders to return more than one million land titles held as collateral.

Stop vicious land grab cycle
19 September 2020
Thailand

Four years ago, Phu Thap Boek -- a popular mountainous attraction in Phetchabun province -- became synonymous with the success of the military regime in reclaiming forest land, or the Tuang Kuen Phuen Pa campaign when the state took back forest land from illegal occupants.

15 September 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ethiopia
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Ghana

Handing out title deeds is not enough

Threatened species caught in crossfire of ongoing land conflict in Myanmar
10 September 2020
Myanmar
  • Conflict over how best to protect the biodiversity of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region may be contributing to the rapid loss of its forest cover.
  • Habitats of globally threatened species, including the critically endangered Gurney’s pitta and recently discovered geckos, face destruction due to logging, agriculture and other human pressures.
Selangor govt instructs factory behind water pollution to vacate land
5 September 2020
Malaysia

(main photo: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the factory building will be demolished within the next few months)

4 September 2020
Global

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World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report
2 September 2020
Global
  • The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the World Bank after acknowledging a number of “irregularities” in the data used.

  • The report—used to drive policy and regulatory changes favorable to businesses and corporations—ranks countries on the “ease of doing business.”

1 September 2020
Ethiopia

September 1, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- At least 12 people were killed and 10 others wounded in ethnic-based clashes over forest ownership rights in Ale special district in South Nations Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia, an official has said.

Paper giant APP linked to Indonesia peat clearing despite sustainability vow
1 September 2020
Indonesia
  • Greenpeace Southeast Asia has identified nearly 3,500 hectares (8,650 acres) of peatland clearing in pulpwood plantations in Sumatra supplying Asian Pulp & Paper.
Land, Housing, and COVID-19
1 September 2020
Global

In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished. Governments around the world have instituted lockdowns and shut down businesses.

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