Warning: This video could make you furious
All over the world, people are being forced out of their homes without warning or consultation. Most of them are poor. Few get the chance to challenge these evictions or receive any compensation. Most are simply kicked out of their neighbourhoods with what they can carry, and left to fend for themselves.
Amnesty International and WITNESS wanted to put the silent crisis of forced evictions under the spotlight and say: enough! So we got together with design firm Pentagram to make this video. Please watch it, then tell us what you think by commenting on this blog post.
Did you like it? Hate it? Did the injustice of it all simply make you furious? Please tell us by leaving a reply below.
Find out more
- Join Amnesty’s campaign to #endforcedevictions. You can start by signing our petition asking the Kenyan government to pass a new law to end forced evictions − now!
- Read ‘Even the rats in my house are worried’ (Kenya), ‘United we stand’ (Mali) and ‘The day the bulldozers came’ (Nigeria) on pages 4-9 in WIRE September/October.
- Discover more about Amnesty International’s work to end forced evictions.
- Learn more about WITNESS’ work on forced evictions.