Document - Chad: Evicted families offered compensation

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Further information on UA: 30/12 Index: AFR 20/005/2012 Chad Date: 19 April 2012


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evicted FAMILIES offered compensation
More than 600 people forcibly evicted from their homes in Sabbangali, N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have been offered compensation and allocated plots of land to rebuild their houses in another area of N’Djamena.


The forced eviction of 670 people took place on 24 January 2012. Homes and a school were destroyed to make way for the construction of a new hotel.


In March 2012, the Chadian minister of land informed an Amnesty International delegation on mission in N’Djamena that a commission has been set up to find a solution for the people forcibly evicted from Sabbangali. The delegation was told they were going to receive money and land to build their houses in another area of N’Djamena. This was confirmed by some of the victims of the forced eviction that Amnesty International delegates met afterwards.


Twenty three families forcibly evicted from their homes in Sabbangali received compensation on Friday 13 April 2012.



Many thanks to all who sent appeals. No further action is required.


This is the first update of UA 30/12. Further information: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR20/004/2012


Name: Residents of Sabangali neighbourhood

Gender m/f: Both

Further information on UA: 30/12 Index: AFR 20/005/2012 Issue Date: 19 April 2012


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