Satellite imagery assessment of forced relocations in Nairobi, Kenya: 2011-2012

Date Published: 
03 Jun 2014

At the request of Amnesty International, USA (AIUSA), the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) investigated reports of forced relocations in Nairobi, Kenya. AIUSA identified five locations from which residents reported being forced to leave their homes between 29 June 2011 and 2 April 2012. At three of these locations forced relocations occurred on two separate dates for a total of eight forced relocation events. Across these locations, AAAS documented the destruction of approximately 3,966 structures in total.