05/30/2018

Urgent Action Update: 61 People Remain Homeless After Forced Eviction (Swaziland: UA 71.18)


Four families, consisting of 61 people including 33 children, remain homeless after they were forcibly evicted and had their homes demolished in the Emphetseni farming area, Malkerns on 9 April. The families were not given adequate notice of the eviction and have had to find their own temporary accommodation, resulting in most of them having to be separated. The Swazi government has failed to meet the affected families and provide them with alternative housing and they continue to be at risk of further human rights violations.

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Four families, consisting of 61 people including 33 children, remain homeless after they were forcibly evicted and had their homes demolished in the Emphetseni farming area, Malkerns on 9 April. The families were not given adequate notice of the eviction and have had to find their own temporary accommodation, resulting in most of them having to be separated. The Swazi government has failed to meet the affected families and provide them with alternative housing and they continue to be at risk of further human rights violations.

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;
  • Calling on the authorities to take steps to ensure that victims of forced evictions do not face further human rights violations resulting from the forced evictions;
  • 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 11 July, 2018:

The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Dr. Sibusiso Barnabus Dlamini
Cabinet Offices,
Hospital Hill
Mbabane, Swaziland
Fax : +268 2404 3943
Email : [email protected]
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
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