By Phom Ravy, Urban Voice Cambodia, January 06, 2015
On Monday, 05th January 2015, about ten households, in the Kvea community, are now facing eviction and demolition by the Dongkour district authority who started an unannounced demolition of residents’ houses.
The act of demolition and eviction, which happened from 9 am to 12 am, brought about a complete loss of residents’ household properties because those residents were not informed of the eviction in advance. They were not ready to take their belongings with them to a safe place. Because of the unannounced eviction by Donkour district’s authority, the victims are now sleeping along the street in front of their houses that are now demolished.
According to the residents of Kvea community they have been living on this land which was used for agriculture since 1983, and after that they built their houses on that land in 2013. During this time, they were accused of living illegally on the land.
How many of communities more in Phnom Penh are facing eviction these days? What kinds of solution should the government offer to deal with such issue?
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