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Forced evictions in Africa create healthcare crisis

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7572.774-e (Published 13 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:774
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Amnesty International has warned that an “epidemic” of forced evictions in Africa is leading to a development and healthcare crisis. New research conducted by Amnesty International and the Geneva based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions concludes that more than three million Africans have been forcibly evicted from their homes since 2000.

    “The figures are truly staggering and clearly indicate that forced evictions are one of the most widespread and unrecognised human rights violations in Africa,” said Kolawole Olaniyan, director of Amnesty International's Africa programme.

    Primary healthcare clinics and water and sanitation systems …

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