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EGYPT: Homes destruction and forced displacement in Imbaba neighborhood, Giza - IMMEDIATE ACTION is needed !!!!!!!
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HIC-HLRN and the Egyptian Center for Civic and Legislative Reform

HIC-HLRN and the Egyptian Center for Civic and Legislative Reform launch a joint appeal for urgent action

Dear Members and Friends:

HIC-HLRN and the Egyptian Center for Civic and Legislative Reform ask your urgent cooperation in sending a message of support for the Imbaba community (Cairo) facing destruction of the homes and displacement. These recent violations affect more than 30 families so far.

Your IMMEDIATE ACTION is needed to urge the Egyptian authorities to:

· Immediately provide suitable alternative accommodation for the affected residents as part of their right to reparations, and rehouse those affected as they were in the past, compensating them financially for their lost property and other damages;

· Develop an immediate plan to develop the Imbaba area in partnership with its current inhabitants, improving facilities and basic services and involving citizens in the urban development process, consistent with General Comment No. 4 of the CESCR;

· Pursuing accountability of the staff of the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation technically responsible for repairs and maintenance, the municipal engineers and staff as responsible for this disaster. Public accountability can be ensured by strengthening the role of society in the oversight and accountability local officials in their area.

· Ensure that the officials of both the district and governorate address residents’ concerns and provide the necessary information on all public and private development plans, operations and maintenance consistent with their human right to information;

· And, make full reparations to those persons affected by the eviction and demolition.

Full details of the case (in Arabic and English versions) are currently available at http://www.hlrn.org/img/cases/EGY-FE-Imbaba%2012122011%20EN.pdf. A sample letter, including contact information for the necessary duty-holders, is attached for your convenience. Or, please visit http://www.hlrn.org/english/cases.asp on the HIC-HLRN website under "Solutions and Tools” and simply click on Support for this case to automatically send the Urgent Action letter from you.

Many thanks for your attention, solidarity and cooperation.


HLRN Urgent Actions Team

• Destruction of Housing   • Displacement   • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   • Forced Evictions   • Homeless    • Housing and Land Rights / Right to Adequate Housing   • Housing and Land Rights Violations   • Housing and Target People   • Housing Policies   • Right to the City   • Tenants   • Urgent Action Appeals   

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