Displaced By Development: The Impact of Forced Evictions Worldwide

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  • In the Name of Development
  • Nigeria
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Kenya
  • India
  • China
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti

In the Name of Development

An estimated 15 million people per year are forcibly kicked out of their homes and off their land in the name of progress. While projects like the World Cup and new high-powered dams are often touted for their revitalizing effects on a country’s economy, those communities living at or near the project’s site often suffer involuntary removals and other human rights abuses. Keep reading to read about recent forced evictions occurring in Nigeria and other nations worldwide.Patrice Peck

(Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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