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Call for Applications: Climate Justice & Social Production of Habitat
By: helaydi
26 March 2023
If you are a HIC Member and have practical, learning or teaching experience in climate justice or social production of habitat (SPH), please apply to join a group of facilitators for the co-learning spaces on Climate Justice and SPH. What is a co-learning space? Co-learning spaces are cross-regional, multi-session encounters that

Israel’s Knesset OKs More Criminal Colonies
By: Carrie Keller-Lynn and Times of Israel Staff
22 March 2023
Knesset okays repeal of Disengagement Law for northern West Bank in 31–18 final vote.Likud MK Yuli Edelstein, who sponsored the bill, hails ‘significant step’ toward reestablishing Israeli presence in ‘homeland’ areas; opposition MK labels law ‘anti-Zionist.’ The Knesset voted in the early hours of Tuesday morning to roll back legislation that

Solutions to Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change
21 March 2023


Loss and Damage amid Climate Change
21 March 2023
PPT presentation introducing HIC-HLRN method to apply `climate justice` principles in human-centered loss-and-damage quantification methods toward reparation for affected communities

Tools for Remedying Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change
21 March 2023


HIC-HLRN Participation in AFSD 2023
16 March 2023
The regional coordinator for Housing and Land Rights Network, Joseph Schechla, submitted an oral intervention on (SDG11), during the participation in the Arab Forum for Sustainable development that organized by ESCWA from 14-16 March. HIC-HLRN is participating with Abir Saksouk of Public Works Studio (Lebanon) as discussants on the 2023

Coalition Statement on Tunisia’s Expulsion of Migrants
10 March 2023
Statement by members of HIC in Sub-Saharan Africa   We express here our great surprise and sadness following the forced expulsions of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa by the state of Tunisia, an aberration and a notorious inconsistency in the commitments of the African Union denounce.   We express our solidarity and support to our

Iran Privatization Wave Raises Concern
By: Ali Noureddine, fanack.com
06 March 2023
Iran Privatization Wave Raises Concern Current doubts about Iran privatization wave path stem from negative past experiences, lack of transparency and the absence of comprehensive economic plans.     The Iranian government is gearing up to generate 108,000 Iranian tomans in 2023 from the sale of government-owned assets.   In order to facilitate this process, the Iranian authorities have secured

Barcelona Breaks with Tel Aviv, Despite Vote
By: Alfonso L. Congostrina, El País
03 March 2023
Colau maintains the blockade of relations with Israel despite losing three votes in plenary The mayor`s party is once again left alone in the initiative to break the twinning relationship with Tel Aviv BARCELONA—The ordinary and extraordinary plenary session of the Barcelona City Council rejected this Friday - in up to three

Somalia: More Violence, Displacement
By: Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
03 March 2023
Heightened Political Violence in Somalia   2022 was the deadliest year in Somalia since at least 2018, with over 6,500 reported fatalities, compared to fewer than 3,500 reported fatalities in 2021. The rise in fatalities and political violence events in 2022 coincided with heightened al-Shabaab activity and government operations in response. In

Palestine: Israeli Settlers Attack Huwwara
28 February 2023
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian families in Huwara RAMALLAH—A large group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian families and their property in the northern occupied West Bank yesterday. Around 400 Israeli settlers entered the Palestinian town of Huwara, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, on the evening of February 26, setting

Türkiye-Syria Quake: Humanity amid the Rubble
By: Ramzy Baroud, Gulf News
23 February 2023
True heroes of humanity emerge above the rubble in Türkiye, Syria World’s confused priorities may not change fundamentally post Kahramanmaras earthquake     On 7 February, a funeral was held in the northern Syrian town of Jinderis. It was one of numerous such funerals to be held on that day across Syria and Türkiye,

Türkiye-Syria: Remedying Natural and Human-made Disasters
22 February 2023
Cairo, 22 February 2023 Türkiye-Syria: Remedying Natural and Human-made Disasters     HIC-HLRN is deeply saddened by the massive and widespread destruction, loss of tens of thousands of lives, and the displacement, dispossession and homelessness of millions by two devastating magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 Mw earthquakes that struck southeastern Türkiye and northwest Syria on

Tunisia: President Incites Racist Attacks on Migrants
By: Amnesty International
22 February 2023
Tunisia: wave of attacks on Black African migrants has been fueled by president`s racism New testimonies illustrate horror of mob attacks   ‘The community of Black African migrants in Tunisia is now gripped by fear’ - Heba Morayef   The Tunisian authorities must ensure an immediate end to a wave of attacks against Black African

Türkiye Asks Landlords to Provide Housing for Quake Victims
By: The Brussels Times with Belga
20 February 2023
Turkey asks landlords to provide housing for earthquake victims   The Turkish government is calling on property owners to provide housing for earthquake victims and on those without property to donate.   Owners of vacant or unused flats and houses can make their living space available for free or at a low rental price

Quake Survivors’ Desperate Hunt for Shelter
By: Cora Engelbrecht and Nimet Kirac, The New York Times
18 February 2023
Caves, Tents and Shipping Containers: Quake Survivors’ Desperate Hunt for Shelter For now, the Turkish government is relying on short-term solutions to house an estimated one million who are crowding into gyms, hotels and dormitories. A cruise ship is set to arrive to house thousands. Top of Form Bottom of Form   Two weeks ago,

Climate Impacts on U.S. Housing Security
By: Tim Robustelli and Yuliya Panfil, New America
15 February 2023
Housing and Climate Change in the United States Major Touchpoints and Considerations     Climate change poses an unprecedented risk to housing security across the United States. According to CoreLogic, natural disasters impacted 10 percent of all U.S. homes in 2021, resulting in nearly $60 billion in damage and displacing 570,000 people.   The impacts of these increasingly frequent and severe disasters,

UN Experts: Israel Commits ‘Domicide’
13 February 2023
UN experts say Israel should be held accountable for acts of ‘domicide’   GENEVA—The international community must take action to stop systematic and deliberate housing demolition and sealing, arbitrary displacement and forced evictions of Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank, UN experts* said today.   In the month of January 2023 alone, Israeli

Kahramanmaraş Quakes: Where is the State?
By: Cihan Uzunçarşılı Baysal, Bir Gün
12 February 2023
February 6 Kahramanmaraş Earthquakes: Where is the state? The Minister of Environment and Urbanization of the country, seventy percent of which lies on an earthquake zone, proudly announced that there have been 10,250,000 applications nationwide for the Construction Amnesty, which had expired on 15 June 2019.   For days, television screens carried the

Türkiye: Accountability for Quake Deaths
By: Turkish Minute
10 February 2023
Turkey’s top bar association files complaint against contractors, gov’t officials for ‘murder’ after earthquake     The Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) has filed a complaint against the contractors and government officials they claim are responsible for the buildings leveled in Monday’s major earthquakes and the resulting high death toll, local media

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