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Quezon City: North Triangle residents lose homes to demolition, decry 'overkill'

Jan. 27, 2014 - Squatters clash with police during the demolition of shanties at Sitio San Roque in Quezon, Philippines, east of Manila. At least four residents were arrested and dozens were injured, according to reports (Dennis M. Sabangan / European Pressphoto Agency) MANILA — Homes of residents of an urban poor community in North Triangle were demolished on Jan. 27 2014, to supposedly give way to the 11.3-meter road widening project along Agham Road in Quezon City. The residents believe that the demolition is meant to give way for the Quezon City Central Business District , a 256-hectare project, a concrete exemple of public-private-partnership supported by businessmen, local authorities and ONU-Habitat.

Mumbai, Equal Housing Opportunities in Dharavi Redevelopment Project

Public Meeting on World Habitat Day / World Zero Eviction Days  on the issue of Equal Housing Opportunities in Dharavi Redevelopment Project (DRP):  26th  October 2013.PROUD in collaboration with  SRS and PUKAR organized a public meeting on World Habitat Day(WHD ) / World Zero Eviction Day(WZED ) on 26th  October 2013, 4pm at St. Anthony High School, Dharavi, Mumbai. About 200 people comprising community activists / housing society members / community leaders from different parts of Dharavi participated and among them women were in large  numbers.

¡Feliz cumpleaños AIH, en solidaridad!

... una red de asociaciones de base de habitantes y movimientos sociales territoriales, un movimiento intercultural, incluyente, autónomo, independiente, autogestionario, solidario y abierto a la coordinación con otras organizaciones hermanas que persiguen los mismos fines. ...

Hundreds marched to the National Assembly requesting Cambodia Free from Eviction and Land Grabbing

Hundreds of families from more than a dozen communities joined local human rights groups yesterday as they rallied outside the National Assembly for World Zero Evictions Day, calling for an end to forced land evictions in Phnom Penh.

Camboya: Boicot Azúcar sangriento

La tierra es vida. La industria azucarera, que se apropió de tierras, debería terminar con las agresiones hacia los agricultores de Camboya.

Cambodia, against evictions and in solidarity with BKL Housing Rights Defenders

Boeung Kak Lake under siege (2008-2012) For the past five years, the Boeung Kak Lake community has been fighting against the private developer that filled the lake with sand causing serious flooding in the surrounding villages and forcing more than 3500 families to leave because their homes became uninhabitable. On May a peaceful demonstration was violently dispersed and 15 women were arrested. An international call for solidarity.

Cambodia, Sign-on to support Boeung Kak lake community - Free the 15!

Thirteen women representatives from the Boeung Kak Lake community in the capital, Phnom Penh, were sentenced to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after a summary trial. Two more community representatives who were waiting outside the courthouse prepared to testify as witnesses for the 13 women on trial. A call for international solidarity: freedom for human rights defenders and justice for displaced inhabitants of Boeung Kak lake community

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, informe de desalojos del 2011: El mayor número de desalojos documentados desde 1994

La policía antidisturbios y el equipo de derribos del gobierno entran en conflicto con los residentes durante los derribos de chabolas en el pueblo de Corazón de Jesús, en la ciudad de San Juan (11 de enero de 2012). Según un estudio de Urban Poor Associates (UPA), defensor de los derechos de la vivienda, el año 2011 vio el mayor número de casos de desalojos documentados desde 1994. Desde enero a diciembre de 2011, un total de 14.744 familias, o 73.780 individuos, fueron desalojados en 39 incidentes. El 92 por ciento de los desalojos se consideran ilegales ya que no cumplen los requisitos recogidos en la ley de viviendas y desarrollo urbano. Siete derribos resultaron en violencia.

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.