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Appeal to International Solidarity Action
To break the silence on the fate of millions of people and put pressure on international institutions to play the role they should, the Zero Evictions Nigeria Campaign addresses an appeal not only to the Nigerian authorities, but also to UN-Habitat, the European Union, the Africa Union, the G8, the IMF and the WB.
Break the silence, stop the forced evictions and restore the right to housing in Nigeria!
We, inhabitants’ associations, international networks, voluntary groups, NGOs, public agencies, citizens of the world, express our indignation at and denounce the massive forced evictions of more than one million of people carried out from June 2008 and still in progress in Port Harcourt by the Government of Rivers State (Nigeria).
These evictions, carried out in brazen violations of national and international laws, are the consequence of the demolitions, mainly due to the implementation of the “city beautification” and to the “Silverbird Showtime” project, a private entertainment business.
In addition, the Nigeria Government is carryng out other massive evictions to implement the FCT Master Plan in Abuja and the privatisation of public housing real estate.
Therefore, we condemn these violations and appeal to:
The Government of Nigeria and the Government of Rivers State:
The International Community (G8, States creditors, IMF, WB, and other financial institutions)
The United Nations, the African Union and the European Union to take immediate action:
First signatories of the Zero Evictions Campaing Nigeria:
National Union of Tenants of Nigeria
International Alliance of Inhabitants
Aye Aye Win, Dignity International
Ted Anana, Urban Poor Associates – Philippines
Habitat International Coalition (HIC)
Environnement Développement Action (ENDA)
Catherine Peyge, Mayor Bobigny, France
Osman El Kheir, Arc.Peace – Sudan
Esther Alvarez, CENCA – Peru
Tiffany Gardner, NESRI - United States
Vincenzo Simoni, Unione Inquilini - Italy
Clement Karine, Institute "Collective Action" - Russian Federation
Cristina Reynals, FEDEVI - Argentina
Fernando Ojeda, Red de Habitat – Argentina
Abu Rayhan Al-Beeroonee, Shelter for the Poor - Bangladesh
Marilina Marichal, CAES - Paraguay
Lucia Maria Moraes, Relatora Nacional do Direito Humano à Moradia Adequada e Terra Urbana – Brazil
Nelson Saule Junior, conselheiro do Conselho Nacional das Cidades – Brasil
Juan José Diez De Medina, Asociaciòn Boliviana de Cultura - Derechos Fundamentales ABC-DF - Bolivia
Annie Pourre, Ozel Derya, No Vox Network - France/Bangladesh
Jean-BaptisteEyraud , Droit Au Logement – France
Eddy van Sevenant, Amnesty International - Belgium
Yves Cabannes, Chair of Development Planning Development Planning Unit, University College - UK