Iraqi authorities and aid agencies are already struggling to cope with a surge in displacement since security forces opened a new front against the militants in Mosul earlier this month.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
The formal closure of POSCO’s steel plant project in Odisha is seen as a victory for the agrarian economy and the betel leaf farmers of Jagatsinghpur, but those who lost their land face new challenges.
Dozens of ethnic and political organisations in the state fear that the Centre’s decision, which violates the Assam Accord, could result in the marginalisation of its indigenous people.
Mega-hydropower projects in the Amazon in Brazil has displaced thousands of families, many of whom are struggling with rehabilitation.
Riverbank erosion, which is worsening with climate change, is more devastating than storms or floods because it takes everything people own, including their land.
Officials are still denying the devastating impact of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the lives of lakhs of people.
The Modi Government’s decision to grant asylum to Bangladeshi Hindu migrants in Assam is fomenting widespread anger among ethnic Assamese – even as the refugees say they have no place to go back to.