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We would like to give hereby some updating about the upgrading of Korogocho, this is a journey which show, according to us, that dynamics of marginalization, which are very common in our world, can be overcome and the dream can become reality as Fr. Daniel had written in one of his articles on the same upgrading programme of Korogocho.
Photo Francesco Fantini This is a Joint Position Paper prepared by members of the Campaign Against Forced Evictions in the Informal Settlements in Nairobi on March 17th 2004. In the last few weeks, Nairobi informal settlements residents have experienced great threat to their short and long term stability, resultant from threats of demolition and eviction.
Photo: Francesco Fantini The new appeal demand the recognition of the slum-dwellers’ right to live in Nairobi with dignity and justice.
Photo: Francesco Fantini In March 2004, over 300.000 people were threatened by the Government of Kenya to be forcibly evicted from their makeshift dwellings: demolition of the hovels began immediately in a violent re-urbanization plan which offered no alternatives.A Kenya-Italy committee came together and in a short time, the Kenyan government, the Municipality of Nairobi, UN-Habitat and other authorities were swamped with over 6000 email protest messages.
Photo: Francesco Fantini W Nairobi W on the website Kataweb Francesco Fantini's pictures document a reality in which poverty and the desire of a normal life coexist.
Photo: Francesco Fantini The W Nairobi W! campaign, active since March 2004 in Italy and the rest of Europe, as well as in Kenya, has successfully opposed the Kenyan government’s threat to forcibly evict 350,000 slum dwellers from their homes. in Nairobi.
Photo: Francesco Fantini For the last two years the W Nairobi W! Campaign has been working to defend the right to land and housing in the shanty towns surrounding Nairobi.The campaign results from the co-ordination of missionaries, italian and international organisations and Christian networks in Kenya, alongside AfrikaSi, an organisation which works in the shanty towns surrounding the Kenyan capital.
Political Goodwill, a Vision and Justice keys to slum upgrading initiatives (By Oluoch Japheth and Father Daniel Moschetti
Photo: Francesco Fantini A step forward for the “WNairobiW!” Campaign and for the inhabitants of slums has been registered: for almost two years, Italian and Kenyan civil society have reported on the difficult situation existing in the slums in the capital of Kenya. Forced evictions are a permanent threat. Owning no land deprives the people of Kenya of the possibility of living with dignity.
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