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					Topic:         Urban Displaced


Objectives:    to know about
               1) the status quo of current initiatives
               2) the project “guidelines and assistance methods”
               3) the chance to contribute to the outcome




Facilitator:   Øyvind Nordlie and Martin Suvatne
               Shelter Advisers Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


                                               Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Review the discussion during SM 08b


It was highlighted that there is the need for policies and
strategies addressing issues such as:


• identifying, registering and profiling (hidden population, IDMC)

• defining limitations of assistance (definition of durable solutions)

• relation to livelihood and legal issues (securing shelter interventions)




                                                          Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Where are we now?


Various documents (policies, concept notes and lessons
learnt) are being drafted focusing on:


• categorizing patterns and scenarios

• links to development sector interventions

• role of humanitarian organizations (strategy)




                                                  Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Policy  Strategy  Guideline  Method


The time seems right to draft:


• implementation guidelines

• assistance methods

• related to and in close cooperation with the draft policies and strategies




                                                        Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
What is available, what are we working with?

            „Transitional Settlement: Displaced Populations‟
            (Corsellis and Vitale, 2005)




            „Handbook for Emergencies‟ (UNHCR, 2007)




            „Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards
            for Disaster Response‟ (The Sphere Project, 2004)




                                                      Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
What is available, what are we working with?

            „Handbook for the Protection of Internally
            Displaced Persons‟ (Global Protection Cluster
            Working Group, 2007)



            „Transitional settlement and
            reconstruction after natural disasters‟
            (United Nations, 2008)



            „Transitional shelter guidelines‟
            (Shelter Centre, 2008 including CHF, GOAL,
            Habitat for Humanity, IFRC, MSF-Belgium, NRC,
            Oxfam GB, ProAct network, UN-Habitat,
            UNHCR, UN/OCHA, WASH Cluster, WVI)



                                                       Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
What is available, what are we working with?

           „The Pinheiro Principles. United Nations Principles
           on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees
           and Displaced Persons‟ (Center on Housing Rights
           and Evictions, 2005)


           „Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and
           Displaced Persons: Implementing the Pinheiro
           Principles‟ (UN/OCHA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, FAO,
           OHCHR, NRC, IDMC, 2007)


           „Camp Management Toolkit‟ (IOM, Danish Refugee
           Council, IRC, UN/OCHA, NRC, UNHCR, 2008 )




                                                       Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Are the guidelines detailed enough and adjusted to the urban context?

Strategic planning activities   Legal
                                                 • Security of tenure (HLP)
                                framework

                                                 • Organizations legal status
                                                   when acting as a developer
                                                   or contractor

                                                 • Settlement management


                                 Assessment,
                                 Monit., Eval.
                                                 • Beneficiary selection

                                                 • Role of government and
                                                   access to existing statistics

                                                 • Livelihood and migration
                                                   intentions

                                                          Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Are Assistance Methods detailed enough and adjusted to the urban context?




 Home owner-   Conflict       Conflict       Self-settled camps
 occupier                     damage




                          Information              OK
                          centre
 Assistance               Technical                Plot ratio, site coverage, zoning, building
 methods                  expertise                codes, … - do we have the right expertise?

                          Shelter NFIs             List of content for urban areas, limitations to
                                                   what beneficiaries should contribute

                          Community labour         What can and what is the community allowed to
                                                   contribute? Competing with contractors

                          Cash                     Various services are available for money, but
                                                   how to control that money is spend right?
                                                   There might be settlement management
                                                   authorities in place, how to support?


                                                                       Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Guidelines and Assistance Methods for Urban Displacement


There seems to be a need to:


• initiate a review process of existing and established guidelines,
  strategies and handbooks

• assess whether they are providing enough information and are of
  relevance for addressing urban displacement

• develop guidelines and assistance methods for urban displacement,
  compiled in an A5 booklet (digital) referring to the existing documents

• a brief PowerPoint based training tool.




                                                        Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Title and Objectives

Title: Guidelines and Assistance Methods for Urban Displacement

Objective: to develop guidelines and assistance methods addressing
specific challenges of assisting refugees and IDP’s in urban settings
focusing on:

• identification, registration and profiling in order to; address livelihood
  situation, map and assist future migration intentions and support the
  relation to the urban population (IDMC),

• security of tenure, land and property rights,

• assistance methods and role of humanitarian organizations (IDMC),

• advocacy and mediation as well as settlement management and
  capacity building of authorities (IDMC)


                                                        Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
Timeline

• May:       Launching of project concept at Shelter Meeting 09a

• June:      desk study of existing and established documents and coordination
             with UNHCR and UN-HABITAT on their policy development

• August:    draft guidelines and assistance methods for urban displacement

• October:   first online commenting and reviewing process

• November: further detailing the assistance methods for urban displacement
            and presentation at the Shelter Meeting 09b

• January:   final online commenting and reviewing process

• March:     final incorporating of comments and recommendations

• May:       finalizing the guidelines and assistance methods and launch at
             Shelter Meeting 10a.


                                                         Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
      Contributions


      Which organizations would like to participate in the review?




Icons in this presentation originate from Shelter Centre Shelter Training



                                                                            Shelter Meeting 09a, Geneva 07.-08.05.2009
 Questions and Comments




 Questions and Comments?




Assessing a problem        Providing methods for solutions




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