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Housing in Europe:
Time to Evict the Crisis
We invite all Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2V) members, Friends and Allies to participate in the following events.
Date published: 10-08-2017



Introduction India will be hosting the2017 FIFA Under-17 (U-17) World Cuptournament for the first time, from 6-28 October 2017. The matches will be played in six cities across the country, including Kolkata in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. In order to ‚Äėbeautify‚Äô the city for players and tourists from across the world, the Government of West Bengal, reportedly, has demolished 88houses and rendered 5,000 street vendors and 18,000 rickshaw-pullers without any...

Date published: 10-11-2017
Kinshasa - Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Congo’s central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN said on Friday. The fighting erupted after government troops last August killed tribal chief Jean Pierre Mpandi, also known as Kamwina Nsapu, who had launched an uprising against President Joseph Kabila. Yvon Edoumou of the UN’s Office for the...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Fattis Mansion Residents Question the Legality of their forced Eviction
Source: Mohammed Jameel Abdulla, the dailyvox
Residents of Fattis Mansions on the corner of Jeppe and Harrison Street in the Johannesburg CBD were forcefully evicted by close to 200 Red Ants on Wednesday. The eviction, which affected dozens of people, started at 7am and proceeded well into the afternoon. Residents‚Äô belongings were pulled from the building and dumped in a massive pile along Harrison Street. "They just told us late yesterday. I have been here since 2013. I have three people in my family, one is a baby,‚ÄĚ said one...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Thousands of people in Nigeria’s Lagos state were left homeless on Sunday after police stormed an informal fishing settlement and set fire to their homes, according to rights groups and residents. Community members of the Otodo Gbame riverine community said armed police fired bullets and tear gas indiscriminately, forcing them onto canoes in the water as their houses were levelled. One man was shot in the neck and later died, residents and Justice and Empowerment...

Date published: 10-10-2017
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