Tanzania pastoralists threatened by evictions

The report “Tanzania pastoralists threatened: eviction, human rights violations and loss of livelihood” (2016, 92pp), brought out by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), explores evictions of pastoralists and other conflicts over pastoralists’ land in Tanzania, mainly within the past decade. The IWGIA study involved gathering the available information and visiting affected pastoralist communities to assess the current situation. According to testimonies from the pastoralist communities, they are losing their land through government-endorsed evictions and land encroachment, and these eviction processes and conflicts have led to loss of livelihood and property. The communities also alleged that serious violations of human and legal rights were committed during the eviction processes, and none of these violations have been addressed. The report provides recommendations to the Government of Tanzania, development partners in Tanzania and civil society.

An IWGIA briefing note “Violations of rights of pastoralists in Morogoro Region, Tanzania” (4pp) was bought out in February 2017.

Posted on 12 June 2016 in Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power, Pastoralist Livelihoods & Nutrition