UA good news: Alternative housing provided for ten families in Mongolia

Ten families from Building #3 in Ulaanbaatar (UB), previously facing homelessness during this severe winter, have been provided with alternative housing.

2nd update on UA 77/16 issued 30/11/2016

Urgent Action update: Cambodian housing rights defender released

Two Cambodian housing rights defenders were tried and convicted on 22 August for “insult of a public official”.

1st update on UA 175/16 issued 22/09/2016
Protest outside the appeal court in Phnom Penh. © LICADHO

Ten women activists and a Buddhist monk from the Boeung Kak community in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh have been sentenced to a year in jail after protesting against the destruction of their community and forced evictions from their homes.

Thousands of people have been forcibly evicted from the Boeung Kak lake area since 2007, when the government leased their land to a company for development.

The former lake was filled in with sand, which has led to serious flooding in the neighbourhood during periods of heavy rain.

'The first thing I heard were the screams. I took my girl and ran out of the house. It was 4am. I didn't have time to cover myself or my child... We couldn't go back because they had machetes and sticks and we were scared.' Minicah, Nairobi

What is a forced eviction?

It's the removal of people from their homes or the land they occupy against their will, done without allowing them the legal protections and safeguards they're entitled to under international human rights laws.

Oct Nov 12 Youth Campaign Briefing: Forced Evictions

Info + actions: Kenya, Nigeria, Serbia, Romania, UK, Italy. Please check [campaign updates] before taking any action.

Lesson plans: Travellers' Rights

A series of activities for one-two lessons to explore conflicting views on the land rights of Traveller groups.

Resource pack: Poverty + Human Rights (Welsh)

Lessons, assembly and films about residents of a Kenyan community and their fight for human rights. To download or order.

Resource pack: Poverty + Human Rights

Lessons, assembly and films about residents of a Kenyan community and their fight for human rights. To download or order.

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Feb 27 2013 5:55PM
Forced Eviction by Lagos State in Nigeria
“The police said if we went back into the house they were going to shoot us.” Friday Ogunyemi woke up on Saturday 23 February 2013 oblivious to the fact that he and his family would be made homeless that morning and would have to spend...
Mar 6 2012 2:44PM
Belgrade Roma face forced eviction
Thanks for texting and taking action - this action is now closed . Unfortunately the Serbian authorities didn't heed our calls, and 10 of the families have now been rehoused in completely unsuitable metal containers with no access to e...
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