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Oil in the Niger Delta


    Hundreds of oil spills occur in the Niger Delta every year, undermining people's rights to clean water and food, and putting their health at risk.

    Amnesty International is calling for Shell oil to clean up its mess in the Niger Delta, and to take responsibility for its role in the executions of nine Ogoni men who opposed the oil industry in their region.



    Report: Negligence in the Niger Delta: Decoding Shell and Eni's poor record on oil spills. March 2018

    News: Amnesty activists uncover serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni. March 2018

    News: Niger Delta negligence. March 2018

    Blog: Read our 6-part blog series on Shell in the Niger Delta. March 2018.

    News article (The Guardian): Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria. November 2017.

    Get Involved: Join our Oil Spill Decorder team! July 2017

    Press Release: Shell complicit in the arbitrary executions of Ogoni Nine as writ served in Dutch court. June 2017

    Story Page: One Woman Vs Shell. June 2017

    PodcastListen to our podcast on the Niger Delta

    Video: This short video provides an overview and evaluation of Amnesty's Niger Delta campaign. April 2016

    Poster Competition: Calling All Artists! Shell Clean it Up Poster Competition. 2015-2016

    Investor Briefing: Briefing for Shell Investors: Lessons learned from the Bodo court case. Nov 19, 2015

    Blog: Shell Haunted by Ken Saro Wiwa anniversary. Nov 10, 2015

    Spoof Video: Shell: Clean it up Nov 3, 2015

    Press Release: Shell’s manifestly false claims about oil pollution exposed, again. Nov 3, 2015

    Report: Clean it Up: Shell's False Claims About Oil Spill Response in the Niger Delta. Nov 3, 2015

    Testimonies: Powerful testimonies from the Niger Delta. Nov 3, 2015

    International Campaign Page: Amnesty International's global campaign page for the Niger Delta. Nov 3, 2015

    Take Action (youth): Lifesaver. October, 2015

    Press release: Shell must match government's commitment to clean oil spills. Aug 6, 2015

    Open letter: To Nigerian President Buhari. Aug 4, 2015

    Blog: I was so happy that Shell agreed to pay. May 7, 2015

    Press release: Investor warning: Shell's profits won't count true costs of Niger Delta oil spills. April 30, 2015

    Blog: The difference £55 million compensation from Shell makes. April, 2015

    Press release: Hundreds of oil spills continue to blight the Niger Delta. March 18, 2015

    Press release: Long awaited victory: Shell to pay out $83 million over Niger Delta oil spills. January 21, 2015

    Press release: Court documents expose Shell's false claims on Niger Delta oil spills. November 12, 2014

    Press release: Nigerian Government and Shell contniue to ignore horendous pollution in Niger Delta. August 4, 2014

    Briefing paper: No Progress: An evaluation of the implementation of UNEP's environmental assessment of Ogoniland three years on

    Press release: Shell could face fresh compensation claims after landmark environmental ruling. June 20, 2014

    Press release: Shell's false claims on Niger Delta oil spills exposed. November 7, 2013

    Report: Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta. June 30, 2009



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