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Message of gratitude
Source: Habitat International Coalition
Dear Members, Friends and Allies, Thank you very much. On behalf of Habitat International Coalition we would like to thank our Members, Friends and Allies for the great participation, good spirit and excellent willingness shown in the meetings undertaken last week in Nairobi. HIC's global struggles for social justice, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, and the defence, promotion and realization of human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas...
Date published: 10-20-2017

Zimbabwe. Evictions in Manzou Farm
Source: Zimbabwe People's Land Rights Movement
Location and date: Manzou Farm Upper Mazoe, Bindura Zimbabwe SINCE 2014 Affected population: qualitative and quantitative data 200 Families Organizations supporting the affected population: ZHRL and ZPLRM Short description The first lady has been evicting beneficiaries of the land reform program to make way for her personal gains. Links to relevant...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Italy: Police Beat Refugees During Eviction
Source: Human Rights Watch
Italian Police use a water cannon as they clash with refugee squatters who had occupied a small square in central Rome, Italy. © 2017 Reuters/Yara NardiRome – Police used violence and water cannons to evict a group of squatters, predominantly refugees, in Rome on August 24, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The Italian authorities should conduct a serious and transparent investigation into the use of force by police. Hundreds of people who had been living in the building on the Piazza...

Date published: 10-10-2017
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Residents of Turkey’s historic Sur district in the Kurdish province of Diyarbakir were forced to evacuate their homes by Monday as the violence-wracked region undergoes restoration. The district in southeastern province has been hit by clashes between the Turkish army and outlawed Kurdish militants for over two years. Turkish authorities say they will restore the district, a UNESCO world heritage site with its ancient fortified walls,...

Date published: 10-10-2017
Negev: Israel razes Palestinian village for 113th time
Source: Patrick Strickland, Al jazeera
Al-Araqib's residents have continually rebuilt their village after demolitions [Ammar Awad/Reuters]18 May 2017 An estimated 80,000 Bedouins live in unrecognised villages in the Naqab region without basic infrastructure or services. Israeli police forces have destroyed a Palestinian village in the Naqab region of the country’s south for the 113th time since 2010, displacing its residents and flattening its few still-standing structures. Heavily armed officers as well as riot...

Date published: 10-10-2017
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