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29 May 2020

UAE: 500 Nepalis employed by oil & gas giant Altrad strike to protest unpaid wages; co. did not respond

In May 2020, 500 Nepali oil and gas workers in Ruwais went on strike alleging that their employer had not paid their salaries for two months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time most of the workers had been confined to their...

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27 May 2020

UAE: Indian workers stranded penniless without housing & visas after suffering Covid job losses

Author: Ch Sushil Rao, Times of India

"Lockdown effect: 99 Indian workers from Telangana without work and accommodation forced to live under trees in Sharjah and Dubai," 26 May 2020...

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25 May 2020

Corporate landlord Akelius' business model allegedly inconsistent with human rights, says UN housing expert; incl. company response

In a press release dated 29 April 2020, Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, accused corporate property owner Akelius Residential of allegedly breaching human rights standards on the right to adequate housing in the UK, Canada...

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Company response
22 May 2020

Response by Akelius

Author: Akelius

Akelius business idea is to give a better living in major metropolitan cities. This means that the company acquires old buildings, which very often have a significant maintenance need....

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Article
21 May 2020

Bahrain: Risk of Covid spread in labour accommodation as govt. fails to enforce health & safety regulations

Author: Samir Salama, Gulf News

"'98% of labour accommodation in Bahrain area fertile land for COVID-19," 19 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Qatar: Migrant workers stranded, jobless & dependent on food aid despite govt. scheme to ensure wage payments

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Article
20 May 2020

Zambia: Court rules in favour of communities forcibly displaced from their land 7 years later

Author: Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘After seven years, displaced Zambian villagers might get land’ 19 May 2020...

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19 May 2020
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Author: Brasil de Fato

“Agricultores sofrem ameaças e têm produção destruída no Porto de Suape, em Pernambuco. Famílias acusam complexo portuário por violações de direitos e ameaças que não pararam nem durante pandemia de covid-19”, 15 de Maio de 2020  ...

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19 May 2020

Opinion: If we are to create a just society after COVID-19, we need to talk about property rights

Author: Padraic Kenna, Kirsteen Shields, openDemocracy (UK)

12 May 2020...

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19 May 2020

UAE & Saudi Arabia: Indian workers laid off & stranded without housing, food or flights home

Author: Janardhan Koushik, Indian Express

"Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia plead to be brough back home," 17 May 2020...

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