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Floods and forced evictions in Jakarta

A bulldozer demolishing buildings, 20 August 2015. Photo: Azas Tigor Nainggolan. People, politics and planning collide in riverside slum Kampung Pulo. In the middle of the night, my phone beeps.It’s a text message from Muiz, a 28-year-old inhabitant from the Jakarta riverbank settlement where I have conducted anthropological research for over five years now.‘It has begun’, writes Muiz, and I instantly realise that he is talking about the evictions of Kampung Pulo.Only two hours later, my phone beeps again.

Philippines, Urban Poor 10K Walk, An Appeal for Floodway Proclamation

2000 urban poor joined today a 10 kilometer walk, to appeal to President Benigno Aquino III for a proclamation for land tenure security and socialized housing in the Floodway that will benefit 20,000 residents.

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.

Buon compleanno IAI, in solidarietà!

... una rete di associazioni di base di abitanti e movimenti sociali territoriali, un movimento interculturale, includente, autonomo, indipendente, autogestionario, solidale e disponibile a coordinarsi con altre organizzazioni simili che perseguono gli stessi fini ...

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.

Cambogia: boicottiamo lo zucchero sanguinario

La terra è vita. Diciamo all'industria dello zucchero di smetter di estorcere la terra degli agricoltori cambogiani.

Cambogia, contro gli sfratti e in solidarietà con i difensori del diritto alla casa di BKL

Il lago Boeung Kak sotto assedio (2008-2012) La comunità del lago di Boeung Kak sta combattendo da cinque anni contro l’impresa privata che ha riempito il lago di sabbia causando gravi allagamenti nei villaggi circostanti e costringendo più di 3500 famiglie ad andarsene in quanto le loro case sono divenute inabitabili. A maggio una dimostrazione pacifica è stata violentemente dispersa e 15 donne sono state arrestate. Una appello alla solidarietà internazionale.

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.