Eviction blockade in Budapest (May 13 2010) On July 22, 2010 the newly elected center-right Hungarian government declared a ban on almost all forms of eviction until April 15, 2011. The only and yet very significant exception to this ban are squatters who continue to be unprotected from forced eviction by either private or public bodies.
The Al-Duwayqa rockslide of 2008 killed at least 119 people © Amnesty International Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has warned in a letter to the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif that plans to redevelop Greater Cairo's poorest areas risk leaving thousands in inadequate housing or homeless. Residents of 33 "shack areas" in the capital and the city of Giza are scheduled to be relocated to 35,700 housing units in 6 October City, south west of Giza, and 15 May City, south of Cairo, by the year 2015 as part of the 2050 Greater Cairo plan.
The city of Rochester brought shock and awe into a residential community as they sent 25 police cars, including the Rochester SWAT team, to evict the Lennon-Griffin family- including a grandmother and 7 children- from a single family home.
We are writing to you to express our grave concern over the violent evictions that have been taking place since 15th March 2011 in Miralvalle, Parana, Bella Flor, Quinch, Ingenio Chabil Utzaj, Sekokpur in Valle del Polochic, Panzós, Alta Verapaz, Retalhuleu Linea Ferrea, Domingo de Ramos, Palin Linea Ferrea.
We won't go, No pasaran, Zero Eviction at Dale Farm, UK (April 2011) Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions. Travellers and Romany people will be forcibly removed from an illegal site in Essex if they do not leave voluntarily, councillors have decided. Basildon council's development control and traffic management committee voted to take direct action at Dale Farm, between Billericay and Basildon. The committee also voted to take out an injunction and take similar action at The Paddocks near Wickford.
An old patient was left to streets with his oxygen machine A lively green spot among the high-rise blocks of the Atasehir municipality, the tenements of the Roma community of Kucukbakkalkoy were demolished in July, leaving the population to streets, without any differentiation between children, women, the elderly and even the ill.Tarlabasi, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray,Yenikapi,Kumkapi,Tozkoparan, Derbent, Bedreddin…. Which one next?!
Anti-riot police and a government demolition team clash with residents during the demolition of shanties in Corazon De Jesus village in San Juan city ( January 11 2012) The year 2011 had the highest number of documented cases of eviction since 1994, according to a study of Urban Poor Associates’ (UPA), a housing rights advocate. From January to December 2011, 14, 744 families or 73,780 individuals were evicted in 39 demolition incidents. 92 percent of evictions are considered illegal as they lack requirements called for in the Urban Development and Housing Act. Seven demolitions turned violent.
Spaces for Change’s just-released research study, “Demolishing Foundations of Peace” documents and critically examines the systematic pattern of forced evictions and house demolitions in Nigeria, perpetrated by both city planners and security forces, in the name of “improving national security”.
As part of the World Zero Evictions Days 2007 campaign, a wide variety of national and international institutions are organizing a workshop in Santo Domingo on Evictions, People’s Housing Funds and Collective Property Cooperatives. The aim is to highlight the progress of the creation of a People’s Fund for Housing and Land which is providing millions of people, who are subjected to housing insecurity and evictions in Peru and the Dominican Republic, with access to land and property deeds.
Illegal settlements In Los Dolores (Murcia), there are constant complaints about the filth and presence of minors in ‘deplorable’ conditions, while in Patiño, camps have been set up again.In La Azacaya, black pudding is the talk of the town. But less than one kilometre away, among the fig and lemon trees beside the River Segura next to Manolito’s lane, several dozen immigrants live in subhuman conditions. They are waiting for a judge to order the eviction and demolition of the abandoned houses in which they have lived for the last two years.
©Third Party City authorities in Milan, northern Italy, are preparing to forcibly evict a community of about 200 Roma people living in Rubattino area in the east of the city. According to local NGOs and media, they have announced that they will carry out the evictions at some point before 21 September.
Activists of the Moscow City Council with the support of the Left Front held a picket at the Embassy of Nigeria Today, on December 4, Mossovet and Left Front activists held a picket by the Nigeria embassy. They stood with posters saying “Nigerian inhabitants, we are with you!” and “No to lawless evictions!” After a while, a delegation of three activists entered the building to give the ambassador a letter on behalf of Mossovet.
A displaced Iraqi woman living in the Adhamiyah neighbourhood of Baghdad. Many of the displaced cannot return because other families are squatting in their homes (jamesdale10/Flickr) Nearly two thirds of homes belonging to Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) or refugees that were occupied by squatters have been evacuated since mid-2008, a government official said on 9 January
An exchange seminar will take place in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2010, bringing together community leaders and activists representing struggles against forced evictions from the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Brazil (Porto Alegre), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Pakistan (Karachi), China (Huangzhou), Turkey (Istanbul) and Egypt. The four-day exchange will be hosted by the Housing Rights Coordination in Turkey.
Resisting evictions in Navotas, Philippines (John Lagman, 2010) Evicted families, especially women, residing along Road 10 in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines are appealing for solidarity and support. On January 18 to 20, and then on March 4 to the present, (March 12) the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways and the City Government of Navotas have conducted demolition operations for the purpose of widening the road. To date, the homes of some 393 families of the targeted 1,000 families have been demolished.