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Housing, Land and Property

For more guidance on mainstreaming HLP, please click here.

 

The Importance of Addressing Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Challenges in Humanitarian Response. 

A new 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 violations
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.  
 
A Roundtable held in Geneva on the 2nd March 2016 provided the opportunity to discuss how to tackle HLP challenges from a practitioners’ perspective. Key highlights and recommendations from the event have been incorporated into the report, which proposes how the global HLP Area of Responsibility (AoR), co-chaired by NRC and IFRC, and its partners can take these into operational responses in the future.
 
For more information on this paper and the HLP AoR please contact Monica Sanchez Bermudez (monica.sanchez.bermudez@nrc.no) or Victoria Stodart (victoria.stodart@ifrc.org). 

Documents (24)

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Rapid Tenure Assessment Guidelines – IFRC – 2016 (English)

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.71M ] PDF 2016 07 06
Rapid Tenure Assessment Guidelines – IFRC – 2016 (French)

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.45M ] PDF 2016 07 06
Securing Tenure in Shelter Operations – Norwegian Refugee Council – 2016

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 3.69M ] PDF 2016 07 06
Syria - HLP in Syria brief – Norwegian Refugee Council – 2016

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 2.39M ] PDF 2016 07 06
South Sudan – Land Rights and Shelter in South Sudan – Shelter Cluster South Sudan & IOM - 2015

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 1.35M ] PDF 2016 07 06
Rapid Tenure Assessment Guidelines – IFRC – 2016 (Spanish)

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.43M ] PDF 2016 07 06
Arabic Land Rights in Shelter – Due Diligence Checklist – Global Shelter Cluster 2013

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.54M ] PDF 2016 07 06
CARE: Housing Land Property Issues in Nepal Feb 2016

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 1.06M ] PDF 2016 02 19
Ukraine HLP Factsheet

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.50M ] PDF 2016 01 15
Shelter Cluster HLP issues matrix

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.03M ] XLSX 2015 03 06
Relocation - HLP Guidance Note for Shelter Partners Description: ​Guidance on relocation issues

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.35M ] PDF 2014 03 31
Overview - Key HLP Principles Description: ​A brief, one-pager overview of HLP principles and the rights of affected populations regarding...

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.31M ] PDF 2014 03 10
Key HLP Principles for Shelter Cluster Partners Description: ​General advisory on important basic guidance on Houseing, Land and Property issues in Shelter

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.32M ] PDF 2014 03 10
Due diligence in shelter-A5 Description: Land rights and shelter - Due diligence in shelter-A5

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.25M ] PDF 2013 12 01
Due diligence in shelter-A4 Description: Land rights and shelter - Due diligence in shelter-A4

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.41M ] PDF 2013 12 01
HLP Top Ten for Shelter Actors Description: Top ten resources for the shelter actors on HLP issues

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 1.38M ] PDF 2013 08 15
HeLP-desk Description: Information on how to contact the Protection Cluster HLP HeLP Desk on HLP related issues

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.07M ] PDF
International Law and Standards Applicable in Natural Disaster Situations 2009

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  • Technical Guidance
  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
  • Human Rights
[ 2.44M ] PDF
Beneficiary Identification and Land Use Description: PPT slide from IFRC Shelter Technical Team.

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  • Technical Guidance
  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.41M ] PPT
Land and Natural Disasters 2010 Description: Guidance on addressing land issues following natural disasters, in the emergency, recovery and...

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  • Technical Guidance
  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 2.60M ] PDF
Pinheiro Principles 2005 Description: UN principles on housing and property restitution for displaced people.

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.88M ] PDF
Post-conflict land administration and peacebuilding handbook Description: Published by UNHABITAT

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  • Technical Guidance
  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.50M ] PDF
HLP_Country_Related_References-EN Description: Links to guidance on HLP issues in various countries develped by the Protection Cluster

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.13M ] PDF
HLP_General_References-EN Description: Links to global or general references for HLP issues developed by the Protection cluster

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  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights
[ 0.09M ] PDF