Inhabitants of the Middle East
... is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers, indigenous populations and people from working class neighbourhoods. The objective is the construction of another possible world starting from the achievement of the housing and city rights ...
Adequate housing is not just a collective right, it is also the right of every individual, every man, woman and child everywhere The campaign based on that the right to adequate housing is a human right, which has been recognized on a wide scale by international human rights instruments that have been signed and ratified by Egypt, and thus the state becomes bound by these instruments to recognize the right to adequate housing in its Legislation and to respect, protect and fulfill it.
Tahrir Square and other Squares in Egypt witnessed bloody incidents that exposed the youth of Egypt to oppression, murder and intentional injury The undersigned hold the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to its full political and criminal responsibility for the dead and wounded as well as to its circumvention of the fair demands of the masses.
tents-by-noa-olchovsky What started as a few tents in the middle of a Tel Aviv boulevard has expanded into a country-wide grassroots movement for social and economic rights. This page will keep you updated about ACRI’s work around the tent protest,
Thousands of housing protesters march in Haifa, July 26, 2011 (Hagai Fried) Housing activists, who reject Netanyahu's plan to solve the housing crisis, rally in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Ashdod and Be'er Sheva, chanting "Bibi go home" and "we want justice."After rejecting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to solve Israel's housing crisis, activists continued to protest across the country on Tuesday 26 July.
Iraq: Political wrangling leaves around 2.8 million displaced Iraqis with no durable solutions in sight
Seven years after the March 2003 US-led invasion, Iraq remains deeply divided. Iraqis have been internally displaced in three periods: either under the former Ba’ath government; from the March 2003 invasion until the February 2006 Samarra bombing; and since then. Today, one in ten Iraqi is still internally displaced, totalling 2.8 million people. They face continuing threats to their physical security and difficulties accessing basic necessities and essential services. (...)
Insufficient funds and an overburdened public services infrastructure have prompted authorities in Iraq’s central province of Karbala to assist the voluntary return of up 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 100,000 squatters.
IDPs in Sanaa rush to register their names with aid agencies so that they can receive assistance (Adel Yahya/IRIN Some of the thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled fighting in Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, are selling food aid in the capital, Sanaa, to pay their rent, say an aid worker and some IDPs.
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
Protest against evictions in Nigeria, Palestine and Israel, Nigerian Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel Protest against evictions in Nigeria, Palestine and Israel: Tel Aviv, April 26 2009 עברית אחרי אנגלית In Nigeria, Palestine, Israel and the rest of the world, all people have the right for a roof above their head – a right that is taken by governments.