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Big land grabs causing bigger problems for poor people – Act now!
  • Petitioned World Bank President Kim

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World Bank President Kim

Big land grabs causing bigger problems for poor people – Act now!

    1. Sponsored by

      Oxfam America

Every two days, an area of land the size of Chicago is sold to foreign investors in developing countries.

Two thirds of those investors plan to export everything they produce on the land – in some cases, destroying local food supplies in places where food insecurity is already dangerously high and forcing many people to go hungry.

Investment can be an economic development tool but big land grabs like these force poor people from their homes and jobs. Time and again, communities are losing access to the land they rely on for food and to make a living, and it all happens without the information needed to make informed choices or the compensation they deserve to piece their lives back together.

As food prices spike for the third time in the past four years, new interest in land deals is expected to rapidly increase, putting even more communities at risk. This injustice must stop now before any more lives are ruined.

The eyes of the world are on The World Bank's newest leader, President Kim, as he takes the helm. Right now, we have a chance to influence him to change The World Bank and become a leader in stopping land grabs. Join us in taking action to protect the rights and livelihoods of poor people around the world – call on The World Bank to freeze its investment in large-scale land deals for six months and set better standards for the entire industry.

We need your voice now! Add your name to our petition to The World Bank today.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Holly Brentnall LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Land rights are basic human rights

    • Craig Shaw Sullivan DUMBARTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Craig Shaw Sullivan.

      25 White Ave Silverton, Dumbarton, Scotland, G822JL.

      Oxfam can change people live. can you give out food to people in Africa , China. We are look for you help by change live as you if you can gave tax money to the people in Africa , China.

      • over 1 year ago

      I will like to say the family are hungry are as they are poor.

      Not good new about the land and family who are getting no help with the community from tax money. The community are at risk not good news.

      • over 1 year ago

      If it means helping someone, it's important to me.

    • Jacqueline Primrose AUSTIN, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I am afraid that my children and grandchildren will not be able to choose to be farmers when they grow up because there will be no land left for them to farm. The US must stand for the rights of it's poor citizens as well as it's wealthy. Organic farming is really the last whole industry that the US has and we can't get it back. stop raping and whole selling America's heritage, commodities, and resources.


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