Over 12000 Evicted in Madang

What is affected
Land Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 December 2003
Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
Location Madang Township

Affected persons

Total 12000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details PNG_MadangEviction03.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 200
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Madang Provincial Government
Brief narrative From: COHRE Global Survey 2003-2006 found at http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/Global_Survey_10.pdf

"December 2003, heavily armed police forcibly evicted more than 12 000 people from their homes in Madang, and burnt over 200 houses to the ground. Earlier, a national court had ordered the eviction and relocation of the settlement. However, no alternative housing was provided for these families. Police also obstructed efforts of NGOs, including the PNG Red Cross, to give food, transportation and other emergency assistance to those rendered homeless by the eviction."

Costs €   0