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  • n. Resettlement of citizens into designated villages by governmental or military authorities.


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  • The concept of "villagization", whereby families would be grouped closer together on higher ground, with new clinics and schools nearby, is a key initiative.

    Spero News

  • During the establishment of the reserve, scattered settlements within the boundaries were relocated to adjacent areas now mostly within the buffer zone, first to avoid epidemics of sleeping sickness then following the Tanzanian government policy of villagization.

    Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

  • Furthermore, forced abandonment of large areas of the ecoregion because of the civil war in Mozambique and the Ujamaa villagization program in Tanzania has resulted in the regeneration of vegetation in many areas.

    Eastern Miombo woodlands

  • "Strategic hamlet" is a replication of Britain's villagization program in Kenya.

    The Secret History

  • The Human Rights Watch report said that Ethiopia last year resettled about 70,000 people in its western Gambella region after the first of a three-year "villagization" program.

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  • Egeland said that it "seems that donor money is being used, at least indirectly, to fund the villagization program."

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  • The government says the "villagization" program is designed to provide "access to basic socioeconomic infrastructures" to the people it relocates and to bring "socioeconomic & cultural transformation of the people."

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  • They should press Ethiopia to live up to its responsibilities under Ethiopian and international law, namely to provide communities with genuine consultation on the villagization process, ensure that the relocation of indigenous people is voluntary, compensate them appropriately, prevent human rights violations during and after any relocation, and prosecute those implicated in abuses.

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  • "It seems that the donor money is being used, at least indirectly, to fund the villagization program," Egeland said.

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  • "The villagization program is being undertaken in the exact same areas of Ethiopia that the government is leasing to foreign investors for large-scale commercial agricultural operations," Egeland said.

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