Home sweet home: housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for urban IDPs

Author: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Displacement Research Action Network (DRAN) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Publisher: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2015

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Despite a longstanding recognition of the need to improve the response of actors addressing urban displacement, there is a lack of guidance on how to do this and a limited knowledge of practices that have successfully addressed the housing, tenure security and livelihood needs of urban IDPs.

This report, the result of collaboration between IDMC and the MIT Displacement Research and Action Network (DRAN), presents different approaches and case studies that have been used to overcome recurrent challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations. It advocates for the use of a rights-based approach that supports the achievement of durable solutions by providing options that can guide and inform response when designing, funding or implementing housing policies and programmes in urban settings for policy makers and practitioners.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)