Housing, Land and Property Rights of Displaced and Conflict-Affected Communities in Eastern Ukraine

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Date published
01 Jan 2016
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Forced displacement and migration, Internal Displacement, Shelter and housing

The report reveals gaps across a range of shelter and HLP issues which should be urgently addressed in order to prevent further deterioration of HLP rights for IDPs and conflict-affected communities and to address their temporary and permanent housing needs. These include:

  • Contradictory legal and policy frameworks
  • Restricted definition of an IDP
  • Lack of access to sufficient and adequate housing
  • Fear of losing property in conflict-affected areas
  • Military occupation of civilian property and mine/UXO contamination of farmland
  • Lack of security of tenure and lack of access to legal services

These are all challenges that need to be addressed by the Government and de facto authorities in NGCA, as well as by humanitarian and development actors.