5,000 Evicted in Muara Angke

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 10 October 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Muara Angke, North Jakarta

Affected persons

Total 5000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 750
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative "On 10 October 2003, 750 households (about 5,000 persons) living in Muara Angke of North Jakarta were evicted by the North Jakarta government. This kampung is located in the riverbank of Angke river (the kampung is also located next to the luxurious settlement of Pantai Indah Kapuk). The community have been living in the area for over tens of year. On 19 September 2003, the Sub-District head issued a directive prohibiting the construction of buildings on the riverbanks of Angke river. The community met with the sub-district head. One of the results of the meeting was that the sub-district head agreed to bring the people`s proposal (asking an alternative land before the eviction is undertaken) to the Major and the Governor. On 10 October 2003, the Mayor of North Jakarta, H.M. Effendi, demanded the houses on the riverbank be demolished within 72 hours. The people were asked to move to uninhabitable swamp land near Kali Adem."

Extract from Asian Human Rights Commission Appeal FA-39-2003 (http://www.ahrchk.net/ua/mainfile.php/2003/583/)and Update. (Documents attached)
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