Peru - Nativos Denuncian Nuevo Derrame de Petróleo Peruvian indigenous organizations demand an immediate response to a new Maple Energy oil spill in Nuevo Sucre. Coverage of the demands comes two weeks after a Peruvian government commission confirmed the negative impacts and environmental contamination of the region due to Maple Energy's activities.
Azerbaijan: Halt Illegal House Demolitions, Forced Evictions With its so-called "beautification" project, the Azerbaijani government isn't just destroying homes in Baku, it's destroying people's lives. The Azerbaijani authorities need to put an immediate halt to forced expropriations, evictions, and demolitions in Baku.
Azerbaijan: Government Demolishes Human Rights Groups’ Offices The government's ruthless demolition of an office that serves as a hub for human rights activism in Azerbaijan sends a chilling message to all Azerbaijanis. These human rights organizations, which provided crucial support to victims of government abuse, as well as women in crisis and others in need, have lost nearly everything.
New York Times: Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern Construction of channels to divert nearly six trillion gallons of water each year to burgeoning northern Chinese cities has already displaced over 150,000 people. Those recently resettled due to the project contend that compensation has been far from fair.