Simple Manual for Planning and Upgrading Displaced Population Settlements

The UN-HABITAT assistance to displaced population is part of joint inter-agency efforts made in several cities in the Somali region. The upgrading of the existing settlements' conditions is part of a tripartite strategy developed by UNHCR, UN-HABITAT, DRC, and NRC aiming at improving the lives of slum dwellers on three fronts: (1) permanent resettlement, (2) improved transitional shelter solutions, and (3) upgraded existing living locations. This manual wants to be a support for the third component of the strategy, providing simple methods for decongesting the existing displaced population settlements, opening roads and firebreaks, and making space for basic services and infrastructure. The content of this manual is based on the field experience of UN-HABITAT and its partners.