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Land Returns After Complaint to World Bank Offer Hope to Indigenous Villagers

Indigenous villagers in Cambodia hope to regain their livelihoods after they successfully pressured the World Bank over its financial ties to a land-grabbing company.

Lmam Pjanh, 45, a Kachork ethnic villager in the northeast Cambodia’s Rattanakiri province, lost some six hectares of farm land to Vietnamese agribusiness giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL). (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer) Photo: VOA Khmer

Indigenous villagers in Cambodia hope to regain their livelihoods after they successfully pressured the World Bank over its financial ties to a land-grabbing company.

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