Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses

Author(s)
McCallin, B. and Scherer, I.
Language
English
Pages
54pp
Date published
30 Jun 2015
Type
Research, reports and studies
Keywords
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Refugees/IDPs, Internal Displacement, Response and recovery, Shelter and housing, Shelter, Urban
Organisations
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

IDMC's report explores the challenges in providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

The report identifies the difficulties faced by urban informal settlers in receiving long-term housing assistance in post-disaster situations. Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance.

Housing response in post-disaster settings can strongly contribute to the achievement of durable solutions, if the response fulfills the right to adequate housing and includes the provision of shelter, improved living conditions and hazard resilience.