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Housing Reconstruction After Conflict and Disaster

Commissioned and published by the Humanitarian Practice Network at ODI


About this resource

Resource type:Articles
Keywords:Conflict, violence & peace, Disasters, Networks, Response and recovery, Shelter, Shelter and housing, Urban
Agency:Humanitarian Policy Group
Author(s):Barakat, S.
Date published:December 2003

This paper argues that housing reconstruction should be a more prominent part of programming after conflict and disaster. Housing interventions face significant challenges that cannot simply be wished away. But if agencies are going to continue
to do housing reconstruction in the aftermath of conflict and disaster, then there is a clear need to find ways of doing it better.

This paper reviews experiences in housing reconstruction in the aftermath of natural disaster and conflict. It offers guidance on how to plan and prepare for a housing reconstruction intervention; describes the various housing reconstruction approaches available; and sets out the various models of implementation that tend to be used.

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