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The Importance of Addressing Housing, Land and Property

(Norwegian Refugee Concil), (International federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) | 2016 |
The Importance of Addressing Housing, Land and Property

This report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) outlines eight reasons why it is important to address HLP issues from the outset of a humanitarian response, including :

Saving lives, preventing further displacement and human rights violation ; Adapting humanitarian response to complex urban environments ; Ensuring equal access to humanitarian assistance ; Promoting access to justice in crises contexts and contributing towards durable solutions ; Addressing loss of land and inability to return to land and homes after disasters ; Supporting women’s recovery through the protection of their HLP rights ; HLP as a tool for conflict prevention and peace building ; Supporting local systems and bridging transition / development gap.

Following collaboration with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, the paper also explains how the international human rights framework can inform both disaster and conflict response, enhancing protection for those affected.

Read the report here.