Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
June 2015
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54
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IDMC's report explores the challenges in providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

The report identifies the difficulties faced by urban informal settlers in receiving long-term housing assistance in post-disaster situations. Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance.

Housing response in post-disaster settings can strongly contribute to the achievement of durable solutions, if the response fulfills the right to adequate housing and includes the provision of shelter, improved living conditions and hazard resilience.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Barbara McCallin and Isabelle Scherer
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About IDMC

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the global leader in the provision of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998, we have been committed to offering a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community and to informing policy and operational decisions that can improve the lives of the millions of people living in internal displacement, or at risk of becoming displaced in the future.

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