Millions of poor uprooted by World Bank-funded projects

April 16, 2015 3:39 PM

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LONDON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three million of the world's poorest people have been forced from their homes, land and jobs over the past decade by World Bank-funded projects, an investigation showed on Thursday as the global lender vowed to review its policies.

The World Bank, which aims to end extreme poverty, has repeatedly violated its own policies on protecting indigenous people, with devastating consequences for some of the world's "most vulnerable people", the investigation found.

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