Citizens Displaced By UK Company Landgrab, Says Oxfam Report

The revelation is contained in a report, Land and Power, released by British NGO Oxfam, which notes that speculators, pension funds and global agri-businesses from rich countries have been quietly acquiring large chunks of land in developing countries such as Uganda, South Sudan and Indonesia, leading to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses.

VIDEO: Land Grabs Push Thousands Into Poverty

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