Uganda: 13 Years in limbo: Forced evictions of the Benet in the name of conservation

On 16 February 2008, Ugandan authorities forcibly evicted 178 Indigenous Benet families from Benet forest, Mount Elgon, Sebei region (Bukwo and Kween districts), in eastern Uganda, rendering them homeless. Over a decade later, when Amnesty International visited Mount Elgon, members of the Indigenous Benet community were still living in temporary resettlement sites and reeling from the effects of the forced evictions.
This report focuses on the plight of the Benet Indigenous peoples of Mount Elgon; however, this is just one of many cases of forced evictions in Uganda.

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