Kampala Street Children

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2007
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Uganda
Location Kampala

Affected persons

Total 900
Men 0
Women 0
Children 900
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Preparations for the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting led to the relocation of Kampala`s street children. The children were taken to a holding centre which was described as an inadequate facility. The government was taking measures to prevent children from returning to Kampala on their own. At the time the event was reported, the relocation was voluntary but was to become mandatory. See Mega-Events and Housing Rights released by COHRE(Centre for Housing Rights and Evictions) 5 August 2008 found at http://www.cohre.org/mega-events-chinese

Costs €   0