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Audiencia Pública expone las violaciones del derecho a vivienda en Brasil

Una audiencia pública sobre la vivienda en Brasil ocurrió el miércoles, día 29/04, en la Comisión de Derechos Humanos y Minorías de la Cámara de los Diputados. Después de investigar en ocho ciudades brasileñas, la relatora de un conjunto de movimientos que luchan por los derechos humanos, la Plataforma Dhesca Brasil, Lucia Moraes, presentó un informe durante la audiencia denunciando las violaciones al derecho a la vivienda en Brasil.

South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act: Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated

On 14 May 2009 the Constitutional Court will hear the attempt by the shack dweller’s movement Abahlali baseMjondolo to have the KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act declared unlawful. Other provinces have been mandated to develop similar legislation and the decision of the court may have a significant impact on the future of our cities.

Brasil: O “Minha casa” é um avanço, mas segregação urbana fica intocada

O Pacote Habitacional lançado pelo Governo Federal em abril de 2009 – Minha Casa Minha Vida (MP n. 459, 25/03/2009) pretende financiar a produção de moradias para, antes de mais nada, minimizar o impacto da crise internacional sobre o emprego no Brasil. A prioridade é essa e ela não é pouco importante, ao contrário, ela é emergencial. A violência aumenta com o desemprego. Este não é a única causa daquela mas uma das principais senão a principal.

SUDAN: Thousands homeless as shelters demolished in Juba

Schoolchildren in the Gudelle area of Juba, where some of the 30,000 left homeless by city demolitions have fled JUBA, 26 May 2009 (IRIN) - The large-scale demolition of poor housing in the Southern capital, which has left thousands homeless, was inconsistent with Southern Sudanese law and international human rights standards, the UN said. "More than 30,000 people, many of them internally displaced, have been left homeless and are living in poor sanitary conditions with all the health and environmental risks this entails," the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said in a statement on 25 May.

France, une plate-forme téléphonique pour prévenir les expulsions

"Face à une situation des plus alarmantes dont rien n'indique qu'elle puisse s'améliorer dans les mois à venir", la Fondation Abbé Pierre annonce le lancement d'une plateforme téléphonique nationale de prévention des expulsions locatives, joignable à partir de lundi au 0810.001.505.

The gypsy crisis in Italy: the district of Ponticelli following the fire

During wet weather in Ponticelli the murmur of raindrops beating against the roofs of makeshift huts could be heard from the town centre. In May 2008 of 13 gypsy camps that had encircled the Neapolitan outskirts only three or perhaps four remained. The gypsies fled from these spots against strong sentiments such as ‘out with the caravans’, ‘out with the makeshift huts, ‘good riddance to those noisy corrugated iron roofs that continually disturb the neighbourhood’.

Slumdog star's home is demolished

Azharuddin's mother: "They did not inform us. No notice was given to us." The Mumbai slum home of one of the child stars of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire has been demolished by city authorities. Thursday, 14 May 2009 - BBCThe authorities claim he and other families were squatting on land that was owned by the government. He played a younger version of one of the main characters in the film, which scooped eight Oscars.

Colombia, Crece número de desplazados por conflicto armado

23.04.09 - COLOMBIA - Adital En 2008, el número de personas forzadas a dejar sus casas aumentó en Colombia como consecuencia del conflicto armado interno que vive el país. La constatación llega del Sistema de Información sobre Desplazamiento Forzado y Derechos Humanos (SISDHES), elaborado por la Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y Desplazamientos (Codhes).

Mexico, PRD se opondrá al albazo legislativo para la ley del INFONAVIT

24 de abril de 2009 Significa desalojos y pérdida de patrimonio que afecta en la actualidad a más de medio millón de mexicanos

Job cuts swell ranks of homeless in Japan

A homeless man walks with his belongings through a park in Tokyo on Dec. 26. By MARI YAMAGUCHI - Feb 16, 2009 - Associated Press Writer In corporate Japan, losing your job can mean losing your home as well. As major companies cut their work forces in the economic downturn, many Japanese workers are finding themselves out on the street because they have to move out of company-run dormitories. Sadanori Suzuki was one of them.