Ilisu Dam Campaign Refugees Project
The Ilisu Dam Campaign highlights the consequences of international investment abroad, particularly that supported by Export Credit Agencies, that result in environmental destruction or human rights violations.
In 2001, the Kurdish cultural heartland, Hasenkeyf, was due to be flooded by the proposed Ilisu Dam project. Up to 60,000 people would have been affected or displaced. The project was stalled by the withdrawal of its major investors following the IDC's successful campaign.
The Campaign now highlights how large scale infrastructure projects (dams, oil and gas pipelines) - often backed by taxpayers - can cause human rights violations, environmental damage, and create refugees. It works to build links between refugee communities, anti-globalisation organisations and interested groups and individuals throughout the world.