Disputes involving housing, land and property (œHLP?) are both a fundamental cause of conflict as well as a result arising in the aftermath of conflict. In humanitarian operations, these disputes pose immediate protection and early recovery challenges. If left unaddressed, disputes surrounding HLP can undermine peace and re-ignite hostilities.
Displaced populations will invariably try to claim or reclaim access to HLP during and after a conflict. This process generates further tension within and across communities, whether in areas of origin, current displacement or upon return or settlement elsewhere. This is a joint publication of the Working Groups of the Protection and Early Recovery Clusters.