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SOS Habitat Programme 2013-2015


01/13 - 12/15


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SOS Habitat provides assistance to (peri-)urban residents who are threatened by eviction by government institutions aligned with powerful interests that try to abuse the lack of adequate land rights in the Angolan urban settings in order to profit from this. SOS Habitat also engages in national and international advocacy (among others with Human Rights Watch, another partner of Oxfam Novib) to draw attention to the plight of the vast majority of urban dwellers in Luanda without adequate title to their informally built houses. The organisation finally managed to hold its Annual General Meeting in December 2012; the meeting confirmed the acting Coordinator (Rafael Morais) in his position. The activities by staff and volunteers in Luanda continued. Oxfam Novib - in coordination with Christian Aid - decided to continue funding this distressed partner in 2013, allowing SOS Habitat to engage in a participatory planning process (with external support) to establish a new strategy and plan for the coming years. Ongoing activities include: working with communities in the wider Luanda area facing threats of eviction; strenghtening existing community organisations, supporting the communication network to enable lobbying.

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