Communities living in south-west Orissa in eastern India — already one of the poorest areas of the country — are at threat from the expansion of an alumina refinery and plans for a new bauxite mining project.
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Colombia: Three Indigenous People Killed, Others at Risk (UA 91/15)
Members of the Indigenous community of Cerro Tijeras in northern Cauca Department, south-western Colombia, have been killed and others possibly forcibly disappeared. Further death threats against Indigenous Peoples in the area have also been reported.