Planned relocations in the context of natural disasters: The case of Sri Lanka

Author: 
Centre for Migration Research and Development
Publisher: 
Brookings Institution
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
French
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Year of Publication: 
2015

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This is a case study about the relocation experience of 18 families that were resettled in Kananke Watta, in Matara District, Sri Lanka, following the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Sixteen of these families originally lived very close to the sea. They were relocated to Kananke Watta, a bare land located in the interior, which was converted into a resettlement site after the tsunami. The remaining two families moved in later, one having bought property there and the other renting it from the original owners.

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