Poor people denied land rights

Land rights for poor people are often sacrificed after disasters and conflicts.

Raquel Rolnik

That’s what the United Nations independent expert on the right to adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik said in her report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

She said that those responsible for reconstruction don’t provide money for relocating people affected or acquiring new land.

“This has led to disastrous consequences, particularly for the most vulnerable segments of the population. The most vulnerable are very often displaced from the land they were living in before disasters and conflicts to open the way for real-estate projects and using the idea that it’s not safe anymore to live there.”

Duration: 22″

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