Amnesty International has recently released a new report, entitled "Lives in ruins: forced evictions continue", on the mass evictions taking place in Angola between September 2004-July 2006.
"The forced evictions have targeted the poorest families who have least access to the means of securing their tenure and for whom the state has done little to provide affordable adequate housing. Hundreds of those forcibly evicted remain without shelter and have not received compensation. Some were forcibly relocated to other areas, which were almost invariably far away from schools and places of work, and which often lacked services such as sanitation and amenities. Furthermore, they were not given security of tenure to the land making them vulnerable to further forced evictions. The evictions have had the effect of driving people deeper into poverty." (Lives in Ruins: Forced evictions continue)
The report can be accessed at: http://www.hlrn.org/documents/Lives%20in%20ruins%20%20-%20FINAL%20REPORT%20without%20photos-AI%20report%20on%20Angola.doc