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Derailed: Rehabilitation of the Cambodian Railway is Impoverishing more than 4.000 Families

Bridges Across Borders Cambodia has closely monitored the resettlement process and impacts of the GMS Rehabilitation of the Railways in Cambodia Project . The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is contributing $84 million in concessional loans and the Australian international aid agency AusAID is contributing $22.9 million in grants to this project, which stands to impact at more than 4000 families who live along the tracks. 

Filipinas, Relatório de Despejo 2011: O maior número de despejos documentados desde1994

O Anti-motim da polícia e a equipe de demolição do governo confrontam os moradores de shanties em Corazon De Jesus aldeia em San Juan city durante a demolição. ( January 11 2012) O ano de 2011 teve o maior número de casos de despejos documentados desde 1994, de acordo com um estudo dos associados pobres urbanos (UPA), defensor do direito à moradia. De Janeiro a Dezembro de 2011, 14.744 famílias or 73.780 indivíduos foram despejados em 39 incidentes de demolição. 92 por cento dos despejos são considerados ilegais em falta de requerimentos chamados para o desenvolvimento Urbano e lei da habitação. Sete demolições tornaram-se violentas.

NEPAL: Fears of violence during expected Kathmandu squatter eviction

Thousands of landless squatters turned out in protest (Photo: Naresh Newar/IRIN) A Nepalese government development plan for Kathmandu could lead to violence as the authorities seek to evict some 40 squatter settlements with an estimated population of over 20,000 of landless squatters, the support group Lumanti say.  “We are ready to kill ourselves to stop government bulldozers. This is a life or death situation,” said Saru Magar, a landless squatter, who has been living at Bansighat settlement in the city centre for over 30 years.

Inhabitants in Dhaka, en route to Rio+20

Part of the Inaugural session During the SASF Shelter for the Poor have organized a seminar on the “Climate Change and Urbanization: Perspective Bangladesh” and have Coordinated a “Plenary” of the “Human Rights and dignity” along with other organisations (WAI Bangladesh Committee, PDAP, IPD, RHDS, DSK and PRATAY). More 100 people have attended this step to prepare the inhabitants participation in Rio+20 next June 2012.

Climate Change and Urbanization: Perspective Bangladesh

Water pollution slum Gulshan Lake, Dhaka, Rahman lrnirjhar The inhabitants of Dhaka are 15 million, 40% of it is “homeless slum dwellers”, and in each year population is increasing by 1.1 million. Change can be happen only through a horrific change, when each of the building will be built with proper plan, if the in-city industries are relocated to a planned industrial zones, new residential areas will be built for the new comers, new parks, open spaces, play grounds will be created, roads will be wider, pollution will be reduced, then the city will be full of green.

Tokyo, Demand a halt to MLIT's violent eviction of homeless people!

Eviction Arakawa riverside area, near Horikiri Bridg, Tokyo ( 2011) This letter is to ask your support and your signatures on the call for the homeless people living on the Arakawa river bank (northern part of the central Tokyo) who are now facing the threat of forced eviction by the Japanese government.

Mumbai, Jornadas: Passeata, Memorando e Força-Tarefa Unitaria Anti-Despejos anunciada

WHD, Passeata de Mahim Phatak para Pivla Bunglow em Dharavi (Mumbai, 31 de outubro de 2011) Uma nova aliança de organizações de moradores organizou a Jornada Mundial do Habitat.  Cerca de 500 comunidades de base apresentaram um memorando ao ministro-chefe do Estado exigindo a parada dos Despejos Forçados e a abertura de um diálogo com as Comunidades Locais, ONGs e CBOs para encontrar soluções adequadas para a crise de habitação em Mumbai em plena conformidade com o PIDESC. Para suportar as demandas, foi anunciada a criação da Força Tarefa Unitaria Anti-Despejos envolvendo todas as partes interessadas.

Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone!

Launching Petition Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone Over the past two decades, over ten percent of the Phnom Penh’s population has been displaced, often for poorer futures. These World Habitat Days, join us in calling on Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to end forced evictions and declare Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone . The last day to sign the petition is November 1 2011.

Making Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone

Please join us for the Phnom Penh solidarity event, hosted by the Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), which will include speeches by activists, film trailers, video footage and photos of evictions, as well as a call to sign a petition to make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone. John Vink to present photos of recent Boeung Kak Lake evictions. 

Petition to Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone

Evictions in Phnom Penh represent a gross violation of human rights and have widespread social impacts. We call on your leadership to bring an end to this practice and to declare the city an Eviction Free Zone. The Petition will be handed over to the Governor on November 2 2011. All of you are called to sign in solidarity the Petition here and right now!