Forced evictions in Mogadishu 1 Jan – 28 Feb 2015
IDPs in Mogadishu --other and Urban Areas in South Central Somalia conBnue To Be Exposed to a myriad of protecBon Risks Including forced evicBons. Reports indicate indication That over 25,700 IDPs-have-been forcefully Evicted from public and private land and buildings in January and February 2015. This is a significant Increase Compared to the Same period in 2014. From January to December 2014, more than 32,500 Individuals (> 90% of Them IDPs) Were Forcibly Evicted from public and private land and buildings in Mogadishu.
Out of the total number, 92% of IDPs Who Were Evicted forcefully during the reporting period, Lived in Mogadishu's Dayniile, Hodan, Hawlwadaag and Wadajir districts. It is estimated That Reviews another 10,200 IDPs in Mogadishu at imminent risk of REMAIN forced evictions. The majority Of Those Forcibly Evicted from Mogadishu Moved to the outskirts of Mogadishu in particular to Sarakusta and Tabelaha Where are deplorable living conditions, services are limited or not existing, and human rights violations Where are Commonly reported. Some, Especially Those with social links Established in surrounding Areas, Sought-have refuge in nearby IDP [parliaments, Closer to Their sources of livelihood. There are examples of IDPs notified Orally about evictions, while In Some instances, no form of notification is Provided at all.
Forced evictions have also been reported in Kismayo and Luuq. In Kismayo, IDPs were forcefully evicted following an attack on a Police post near the Affected IDP settlement. Threats, intimidation and use of strength was reported. In all cases, there were no prior consultation with IDPs to assess vulnerability or needs and identify suitable alternatives prior to the eviction.