Urgent Action Update: 61 people remain homeless after forced eviction in Swaziland

Four families (61 people including 33 children) remain homeless after forced eviction and having their homes demolished

1st Update on UA 071/18 issued 30/05/2018

Urgent Action: Homes of religious minority destroyed by mob in Indonesia

Police evacuated at least 23 members of the Ahmadiyya religious minority in East Lombok to another town.

UA 104/18 issued 22/05/2018

Urgent Action: Hundreds left homeless by forced evictions in Uganda

Ugandan soldiers have been forcibly evicting communities in the Apaa area. So far, more than 250 homes have been burnt.

UA 96/18 issued 15/05/2018

Urgent Action: Palestinians at risk of losing residency status

Four members of the PLC are at risk of losing their permanent residency status in Jerusalem.

UA 79/18 issued 26/04/2018

Urgent Action: Dozens left homeless after forced eviction in Swaziland

Dozens of people, including 33 children, were left homeless after their homes were demolished using bulldozers

UA 071/18 issued 12/04/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Yukpa people in Colombia face eviction to Venezuela

Yukpa indigenous people that crossed to Colombia are facing eviction and threat of being sent back to Venezuela.

UA 59/18 issued 16/03/2018

Urgent Action Update: New threats against indigenous community in Kenya

The Sengwer Indigenous community are facing new threats of eviction

1st Update on UA 6/18 issued 14/02/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous community in Kenya forcibly evicted

Kenyan authorities are forcibly evicting the Sengwer Indigenous community from their ancestral home, the Embobut forest.

UA 6/18 issued 12/01/2018

Urgent Action: Bedouin community at risk of explusion

The Israeli army has issued an expulsion order which will forcibly evict 58 Palestinian Bedouin families in the area of J

UA 267/17 issued 07/12/2017
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With a population of 23.3 million that grows by 3.2% a year, the Nigerian capital of Lagos has been struggling for some time. Two-thirds of residents in this megacity live below the poverty line of US$1 a day, and it’s estimated that over 70% live in informal settlements. 

These settlements are prone to evictions because they occupy land which is increasingly becoming targeted for high-value property development projects. 

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