Forced evictions are the biggest challenge to the realization of the right to adequate housing around the world. A significant number of countries do not respect the basic rights of people slated for eviction.
The families most affected by forced evictions are those who live in the informal settlements in urban areas. In general, their status results from expulsion from their land or an income that is incompatible with market prices.
In many places around the world, forced evictions of thousands of people at once, without any consultation or compensation, are daily occurrences. In locations that do offer compensation, it is often inadequate, and leads only to transferring the problem from one region to another. Ideally, authorities should recognize people’s right to dignity, participation and self-defense, and should offer adequate alternatives in the event of eviction.
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