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Forced Evictions

The World Bank Can't Sacrifice the Poor to Stay in the Game

David Pred | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
David Pred

Make no mistake, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people -- the very people the bank has pledged to work for -- are the ones who will suffer if these draft safeguards are adopted.

FIFA Never Thought They'd Have to Go on a PR Tour of Brazil to Sell... Soccer (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgTo show they are serious about stopping forced evictions, FIFA must do more than just send PR representatives to Brazil to do damage control.

How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.

Too Soon for Carnival: Sweeping Haiti's 400,000 Poor Back Under the Rug

Mark Schuller | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

President Martelly of Haiti is planning a Carnival des Fleurs, a tradition under Duvalier, scheduled to begin July 29, a day after the anniversary of the 1915 U.S. invasion. But for the 390,276 people who are still under ripped sheets of plastic or tarp, it's too soon to celebrate.

Smoke and Mirrors: Deflecting Attention Away From Failure in Haiti's IDP Camps

Mark Schuller | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

In many senses the lack of progress following Haiti's earthquake centers on housing.

Inactions Speaking Louder than Words: Hurricane Emily's Near-Miss Too Close for Haiti's IDPs

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

Late this afternoon, Emily was downgraded as it made its way north, away from the country. This time around, the hundreds of thousands of IDPs were lucky. But what about the next hurricane?

Celebrate the Right to Be Human (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Witness

Every year, December 10th marks Human Rights Day. In honor of this day I'd like to share a couple of stories with you.

Land Law And Forced Evictions in Cambodia

Jennifer Winstanley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Winstanley

In Cambodia today, more than 150,000 people are threatened with eviction. Forty-five percent of the country's entire landmass has been sold off - inc...