Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region

Author: 
Martina Caterina, Johanna Klos
Publisher: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Kenya
Year of Publication: 
2014

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The report analyses displacement in Coast region and identifies tensions over land tenure and poor land governance as key triggers, and obstacles to durable solutions. It provides examples of land issues underlying displacement caused by generalised violence, disasters and human rights violations, and establishes a close link between tenure insecurity and forced evictions. Disputes arise from competing land claims and incompatibility between formal and informal tenure systems. Disasters meanwhile increase competition for limited resources, including land, and contribute to violence between herders and farmers.

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