People Before Profit

People Before Profit brings together stories of forced evictions from 11 countries and highlights the common patterns of violations that occur before, during and after evictions. Most development projects, at face value, seem aimed at improving the lives of people. The reality for communities living at or near a project — be it a dam, a sports complex, or a shopping mall — is often quite different. Forced evictions regularly do not uphold obligations to fairly consult, compensate, resettle and rehabilitate communities. An estimated 15 million people are affected each year.


You can view this video on YouTube with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.