The loan to the Canadian palm oil company operating in the DR Congo is provided by CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution, and follows another $5 million facility announced on October 28, 2019
NGOs call on the CDC Group and all the development banks involved in the Feronia-PHC oil palm plantations to publicly issue a clear statement of support for the mediation process and to ensure the security of participating community members.
The UK development bank has been accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to dangerous pesticides and paying “extreme poverty” wages on palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Le RIAO-RDC et ses partenaires internationaux exigent la libération immédiate et sans conditions de leurs membres et leaders communautaires qui sont actuellement en détention à la prison centrale de Kisangani sous l'impulsion de la PHC-Feronia.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw identified at least seven projects that FMO funded in which the companies involved were connected to murder, intimidation, environmental damage, arbitrary arrests and land grabbing.
Le RIAO-RDC appel au respect de l'évolution de la médiation et sollicite l'implication des tous pour contraindre la PHC/Feronia à mettre fin à ses actions provocatrices et violences contre les propriétaires terriers qui revendiquent leurs droits
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed an independent team to investigate the death of Mr Joël Imbangola Lunea, that took place on 21 July 2019 in Bempumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.