Families under Eviction by Army

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 30 June 2008
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Egypt
Location Cairo

Affected persons

Total 500
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details Families in Abo Regeila face eviction Eg.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Hundreds of families who have lived in makeshift housing next to a railway track for over 20 years are facing the threat of eviction, as Egyptian army troops prepare to remove them from their homes. The families, who live in `Arab Abu Rugaila in the al-Salam district of northern Cairo, have not been offered alternative housing. “These families have lived in Abu Rugaila for years without anyone troubling them,” Muhamad `Abd ul-`Azim of the Egyptian Center for Housing Rights (ECHR) told Daily News Egypt. “They were told that the army would be evicting them on the June 30 but have not been offered alternative housing. The reason why they are being evicted isn’t clear; nobody knows exactly what the plans are for this land,” `Abd ul-`Azim continued.

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