The situation in the Niger Delta is shocking – not only is there a devastating environmental impact, but the oil spills from Shell are literally ruining people’s livelihoods. Shell have a great deal of political and financial power in the region and at the moment, they are getting away with it. But you can help stop them. Today until Shell’s AGM on 22 May, begins a period of intense campaigning, where Amnesty is standing together with communities in the Nigel Delta and calling on Shell to Own up, Pay Up and Clean UP – quite simply, to take responsibility for the mess they have made and commit to cleaning it up by setting up an independent fund for this purpose.
Amnesty feel that if there is enough pressure put on Shell, there is a real chance of changing thousands of lives in the Niger Delta for the better.
How you can help and try to make a difference together – spread the word:
PLEASE HELP TO PROMOTE THE FILM AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION.
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Suggested Facebook wording - Check out this amazing film made by Amnesty International bringing attention to the devastation caused by Shell’s oil spills in the Niger Delta – then take action! http://on.fb.me/vyvsjz
Suggested Twitter wording - Cool @Art4Amnesty film calling on #Shell to #Cleanup the Niger Delta! Watch it then take action! #Amnesty http://bit.ly/I67qKn