End brutal evictions, they only confirm lip service to housing

A man looks on as houses are brought down in Kibera slums, Nairobi, on July 23, 2018 to make way for a new road. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Evictions are a grave violation of the right to housing and often lead to a breach of several other human rights — such as those to life, food, water, health, education and work.
  • If world leaders are serious about adequate and affordable housing for all, ending evictions is a crucial first step to take.

In the early morning biting cold of July 23, 2018, about 10,000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and everything they owned were flattened by bulldozers to make way for a new road.

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