Forced relocation in Burma’s former capital | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Abril 2008
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The population of Yangon has experienced coercive
resettlement on a truly massive scale under military rule..."With its ‘huts to
apartments’ scheme, the SPDC claims
to have placed many squatters in
new multi-storey housing on the site
of or near their former dwellings.
However, forced relocation in Yangon,
Mandalay and other cities in central
Burma continues today; victims of
fires, for example, are not allowed
to rebuild their old neighbourhoods
and residential areas are cleared to
make way for new roads, apartments
and shopping centres. This is an
environment where the land rights
of ordinary citizens, whatever their
ethnicity, remain unrecognised...

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Donald M Seekins


Forced Migration Review (FMR) is the most widely read publication on forced migration – available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, and free of charge in print and online. It is published by the Refugee Studies Centre in the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Through FMR, authors from around the world analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; debate policies and programmes; share research findings; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action.

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