informal settlements

Reports & Research
June 2015

IDMC's report explores the challenges in providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

The report identifies the difficulties faced by urban informal settlers in receiving long-term housing assistance in post-disaster situations. Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance.

12 June 2017
Mozambique

A população afectada pela exploração do carvão mineral, pelas empresas mineradoras Vale Moçambique e JINDAL Mozambique Minerais Limitada (JINDAL), nos distritos de Moatize e Marara, ainda não beneficiou, na totalidade, das compensações a que tem direito. O Governo, não só simplesmente nada faz, como, também, pontapeia a lei sobre a matéria, por si criadas, o que o coloca numa situação de compadrio relativamente às companhias prevaricadoras, em prejuízo do povo.

31 May 2017
Mozambique

O Governo moçambicano precisa de 43 milhões de euros para o reassentamento de famílias que serão retiradas da área onde está em construção a barragem de Moamba-Major, disse hoje à Lusa a porta-voz do governo da província de Maputo.

Olga Mondlane indicou que o dinheiro será usado para a construção de casas destinadas às 600 famílias que serão retiradas dos postos administrativos da Moamba-sede, Ressano Garcia e Sabié, na província de Maputo, sul de Moçambique.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015

 Peri-urban areas in Ethiopia like that of other African countries are places where much of urban growth is taking place and as a result the competition for land between agriculture and nonagriculture (urban built-up property) is intense. It is there that new properties and property rights emerge and at the same time the existing traditional or customary rights may also disappear or dissolve. This study has attempted to assess and demonstrate the process of built-up property formation process in the transitional peri-urban areas of Ethiopia.

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Journal Articles & Books
January 2015

This paper examines regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities within cities. Informality is generally conceptualised in terms of activities, workers and governance. Scholars have concentrated much advocating development of micro enterprise and improvement of capital goods. Little focus has been put on the conceptualisation of regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities spatially, which sought to be the aim of this paper.

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Journal Articles & Books
July 2015

The Road Selection Model was developed for the purpose of transportation improvement in informal settlements that minimises demolition of houses and compensation costs required in roads widening. The need of the model was to guide and support decision makers on challenges of widening narrow roads for accessibility and mobility improvement as part of upgrading informal settlements.

23 May 2017
South Africa

 

Frustrated over the pace of housing delivery and poor living conditions in informal settlements in South Africa, a group of people from informal settlements in Tshwane municipality in May gathered to protest poor, overcrowded living conditions.

They also demand resettlement, after attempts to occupy a nearby space was met with threats by private land owners.

24 April 2017
Brazil

"I would come back to live here if I could," said Altair Guimarães, plucking a guava from a fruit tree that survived the re-development of Rio de Janeiro's once-thriving Vila Autodromo community, all but razed by the 2016 Olympics project.

Guimarães, 61, was evicted from his home two years ago and today the trees, a church and two rows of small white houses are all that remain of the neighbourhood on Rio's western fringe.