Join us Friday, Oct 7th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST for a live online chat on Facebook with Amnesty International on the international housing crisis.
Billions currently live without adequate housing across the globe, even though housing is a human right. One of the most widespread violation is forced eviction — the removal of people against their will from their homes or land without legal protections, typically because they live on land desirable to governments or private developers. Even here in the U.S., upwards of 1.6 million people experience homelessness each year.
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Violence on 2 February appeared to be orchestrated in part by the authorities © Nasser Nouri
Join us Friday, Feb 4th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST for a live online chat on Facebook with Amnesty International on the crisis in Egypt.
Geoffrey Mock, Egypt Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA, will be on hand to provide answers on the escalating situation that has brought the nation to a standstill. For over 17 years Geoffrey has worked with Amnesty to support human rights defenders, end unfair trials and torture in Egypt and defend Egypt’s civil society against harassment and legal attacks.
Protests in Egypt continue to rage on, centering around Tahrir (“Liberation”) Square in Cairo. Thousands of Egyptians are demonstrating against widespread corruption, police brutality and poverty in their country. Countless protesters have been killed and scores have been injured in the demonstrations, and journalists working in the country have been detained and threatened by the police for their coverage of the historic events.
To Join The Online Chat
To join the chat go to Facebook on Feb 4th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST and visit the Amnesty International USA Facebook page. Post your questions directly to our “Wall.”
- Please keep your questions on topic. We welcome all questions relating to the Egypt crisis and will try to answer them as they are received.
- Unrelated questions will be removed from our Wall feed for the duration of the chat. Thanks for your understanding.
- Please abide by our Community Guidelines
We look forward to answering your questions!