Gibe III dam

  • September 19, 2018

    UNESCO added Kenya’s Lake Turkana to its World Heritage Site Endangered List in June 2018, a sign it believes the iconic lake’s survival is at risk. Experts believe it is drying up largely because of the Gibe III dam , which lies upstream in Ethiopia and was completed in 2016.

  • December 22, 2016

    One of the most controversial dams in history has been inaugurated. The Gibe III dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.

  • March 10, 2015

    Survival International has received reports that the smallest and most vulnerable tribe in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley is starving, as a result of the destruction of their forest and river.

  • June 24, 2014

    Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors are to send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there.

  • October 13, 2011

    The UN’s growing concern over Ethiopia’s construction of the Gibe III dam has prompted it to demand urgent information from the African state.