Housing, Land and Property Task Force

Forced displacement often leads to the loss of land, homes and other property with serious consequences for individuals and communities, who as a result are deprived of their main source of physical and economic security. Disputes involving housing, land and property (HLP) are both a fundamental cause of conflict as well as a result arising in the aftermath of conflict and can pose obstacles to return, reintegration and reconciliation. These disputes pose immediate protection and early recovery challenges in humanitarian operations. If left unaddressed, disputes on HLP can undermine peace and re-fuel hostilities. In 2005, the Humanitarian Response Review identified protection of HLP rights as one of the major gaps in the humanitarian response system. Safeguarding HLP rights should form part of the protection strategy during all stages of displacement.

Key Documents

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Housing, Land and Property Factsheet (April 2017)

Background: Forced displacement often leads to the loss of land, homes and other property with serious consequences for individuals and communities, who as a result are deprived of their main source of physical and economic security.…

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News and Press Release
Source:
UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, Protection Cluster
Originally published:
15 May 2017
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Presentations

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Housing, Land and Property Task Force - Property Taxation and Security of Tenure (22 April 2014)

Conclusions Settlement regularization increase security of tenure and leads to investments; Property registration facilitates tax collection and generate municipal revenues; Settlement regularization is a long-term process and requires strengthening of decentralised Local Governance (Districts) and community involvement (CDCs); Challenge: incorporate…

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Other
Source:
NRC, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, Protection Cluster
Originally published:
23 Apr 2014
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Afghanistan

Shelter Response in Northern Afghanistan - Spring 2014

Shelter Working Group • Primary coordination mechanism for shelter response in the Northern Region. • Provincial Disaster Management Committees (PDMCs) Cat ‘A’ and ‘B’ data will be accepted until assessments have been carried out. • Operational Coordination Teams (OCTs)…

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Other
Source:
NRC, OCHA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, Protection Cluster
Originally published:
20 May 2014
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