In an emergency, when people have to flee their homes, they are forced to leave behind their land and their house. When the emergency is over and they want them back, often the house is destroyed and the land occupied by others. Providing shelter to affected families requires dealing with land and property issues, verifying and securing tenure to prevent disputes and help solutions last.
This short animation focuses on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) in emergencies, presenting some of the issues commonly faced, and stressing the importance of considering HLP when planning and implementing humanitarian interventions. The video is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, and Spanish. Further information can be found at www.sheltercluster.org/hlp