Displaced By Development: The Impact of Forced Evictions Worldwide

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  • In the Name of Development
  • Nigeria
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Kenya
  • India
  • China
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti


Amnesty International exposed on Aug. 12 a wave of forced evictions occurring in Lagos, Nigeria, that left at least 9,000 people homeless as part of redevelopment plans. To challenge the local government’s claiming that the affected area was a garbage dump, the organization released satellite images proving that the densely populated area had contained concrete houses and other structures before the massive demolition. Government officials have made no indications of stopping future evictions in the area.

(Photo: REUTERS/Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/AE)

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