05/17/2018

Urgent Action: Hundreds Left Homeless By Forced Evictions (Uganda: UA 96.18)


Ugandan soldiers have been forcibly evicting communities in the Apaa area in northern Uganda since 15 March. So far, more than 250 homes have been burnt and destroyed, leaving hundreds of people, including children homeless. The evictions have been carried out by the authorities in violation of the constitution and international human rights law.

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Ugandan soldiers have been forcibly evicting communities in the Apaa area in northern Uganda since 15 March. So far, more than 250 homes have been burnt and destroyed, leaving hundreds of people, including children homeless. The evictions have been carried out by the authorities in violation of the constitution and international human rights law.

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

  • Calling on the Ugandan authorities to stop the forced evictions immediately;
  • Urging them to provide emergency assistance to the victims of the forced evictions, including emergency shelter and access to food and sanitation, and guaranteeing their safe return to their homes;
  • Calling on them to conduct an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the forced evictions and reports of violence by the UPDF and take necessary steps under law to hold those responsible to account.

Contact these two officials by 26 June, 2018:

President
Yoweri Museveni
State House Office
Entebbe
P.O. Box 25497
Kampala, Uganda
Fax: +256414235462
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

Charge d’Affaires Mull Sebujja Katende,
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda
5911 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 1 202 726 7100 I Fax: 1 202 726 1727
Email: [email protected];
[email protected]; [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 96.18
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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