তেল কোম্পানিগুলো নাইজেরিয়াকে চুষে খেয়ে ছোবড়া বানিয়ে জনগণের হাতে হ্যারিকেন ধরিয়ে দিচ্ছে


শেল-সহ আরো কয়েকটি তেল কোম্পানি নাজেরিয়াকে নিয়ে কি করছে সেনিয়ে অ্যামনেস্টি ইন্টারন্যাশনাল লিখেছে তাদের ওয়েবসাইটে। সংক্ষেপে বিষয়টি এমন:

1. Shell and other oil companies are abusing the human rights of hundreds of thousands of people in Nigeria

Energy companies have been extracting oil from the Niger Delta, a resource-rich area in southern Nigeria, for decades. Oil spills, dumping, and gas flaring by companies like Shell Oil have devastated the region – destroying the livelihoods of residents, reducing access to clean water and food, and causing health problems.

2. Shell has squandered multiple opportunities to clean up its act

Shell, which reported profits of $7.2 billion for July-September 2011, initially offered just a few thousand dollars and 50 bags of rice, beans, sugar and tomatoes as relief for the disaster. A recent UN report makes it clear that Shell is failing to adequately clean up the devastation and pollution its operations have caused.

3. Amnesty is working to defend the human rights of the people in the Niger Delta

Amnesty International has spent years gathering irrefutable evidence, through efforts like geospatial technology and extensive local interviews, to get an accurate picture of the human rights abuses occurring in the Niger Delta. We have urged the Nigerian government to enforce and strengthen existing regulation. And now, we are demanding that Shell establish a $1 billion cleanup fund to help restore the Niger Delta. We will continue this work until Shell takes real action.

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