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Still at risk: Security of tenure and the forced eviction of IDPs and refugee returnees in urban Afghanistan

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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Language:English
Keywords:Internal Displacement, Land issues, Refugees/IDPs, Shelter and housing, Urban
Countries:Afghanistan
Agency:Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
Author(s):Howard, C. Madzarevic, J
Date published:February 2014
Pages:30pp

This report reviews cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence. Its main message is the urgent need to ensure

legal security of tenure for urban IDPs and refugee returnees, based on a better understanding of Afghanistan’s complex urban dynamics. Poverty, informality and marginalisation are a reality for the majority of urban dwellers in Afghanistan and much of the wider urban poor also lack access to adequate housing and secure tenure.

 

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