evictions

  • August 17, 2017

    The Bushmen of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve have written a moving appeal to the Dalai Lama, who is scheduled to visit Botswana this month, criticising their country’s government for its brutal policies and urging him to speak out.

  • August 10, 2017

    New figures showing the scale and impact of Scotland’s housing crisis have been revealed in Shelter Scotland's latest Impact Report.

  • August 4, 2017

    A secretive commercial deal struck by Nicaraguan government threatens homes, livelihoods, and access to food.

  • July 25, 2017

    More than 100 families a day lost their homes last year, according to new figures, after the number of renters evicted from their properties reached a record high.

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

  • May 3, 2017

    The good progress made on social evictions  between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24 per cent increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

  • February 8, 2017

    Tribal villagers have made a desperate plea to be allowed to stay on their ancestral land in central India – a region which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – in the face of threats from the local forest department to illegally evict them.

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • July 18, 2016

    A proposed new forests policy in India has been hastily withdrawn after an outcry that it made no mention of tribal peoples’ existing rights to live in their forests, and would have led to more tribes being evicted from their homes.