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  • 93% of land concessions on logging, agriculture, oil and gas and mining among others are inhabited; 
  • 90% of community land and indigenous people do not have title deeds hence the need for Freed Prior Informed Consent to prevent possible violation of human rights; 
  • At least 3 people are murdered every week for speaking out on environmental and land issues; 
  • 3.4 million people were displaced economically or physically by World Bank Group financed projects  between the year 2004 and 2013 indicating that there is a large scale engagement of banks on land-related issues; 
  • 70 million hectares of land has changed ownership through large scale acquisitions since the year 2000. This means that the land’s control was moved from local communities to businesses; 
  • 77% of human rights defenders murdered in 2018 were outspoken on issues related to land, environment and indigenous people; 

Source of images used in this blog article: Oxfam 

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