04/12/2018

Urgent Action: Dozens Left Homeless After Forced Eviction (Swaziland: UA 71.18)


Dozens of people, including 33 children, were left homeless after their homes were demolished using bulldozers in the presence of 20 armed police. The families belong to the farming area of Embetseni in Malkerns town.

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Dozens of people, including 33 children, were left homeless after their homes were demolished using bulldozers in the presence of 20 armed police. The families belong to the farming area of Embetseni in Malkerns town.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that the forcibly evicted families are given adequate alternative housing as a matter of urgency in respect of their right to adequate housing;
  • Urging them to end forced evictions and ensure that evictions are carried out in strict compliance with international and regional human rights standards.

Contact these two officials by 24 May, 2018:

The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Dr. Sibusiso Barnabus Dlamini
Cabinet Offices,
Hospital Hill
Mbabane, Swaziland
Fax: +268 2404 3943
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador Njabuliso Gwebu,
Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland

1712 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202 234 5002 I Fax: 1 202 234 8254
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 71.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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