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Strengthening Housing, Land and Property Rights in Anbar


11/19 - 11/20


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Through this project, NRC plans to support 1,805 beneficiaries (1,155 returnees, 289 internally displaced people (IDPs) and 361 vulnerable host community individuals) to increase protection of their legal identity and housing, land and property (HLP) rights in three districts of Anbar governorate identified by OCHA as high need: Fallujah, Heet and Ramadi. This project will build on NRC’s extensive experience in delivering legal protection activities in Anbar governorate as well as across wider Iraq. This project will strengthen HLP rights of target populations, and prevent and help resolve HLP disputes through legal assistance, and related legal counselling. NRC’s definition of legal assistance is any direct action taken on behalf of beneficiaries. Under this banner, NRC will include community-based activities, using collaborative dispute resolution approaches such as negotiation. It will also include supporting shelter partners to carry out more complicated HLP due diligence cases and help to ensure tenure security. This will include support for beneficiaries missing documentation, to apply for compensation claims, efforts to resolve disputes over land and housing, informal land tenure and tenancy or hosting arrangements. This project also includes providing technical and operational capacity building to a local NGO known as Al-Tadhamun (Iraqi League for Youth), building on NRC’s existing system of referrals with them. Given this is a new partner for NRC for whom due diligence will be conducted during the first phase of the project, there will be no financial contribution to Al-Tadhamun and only a small amount of joint information dissemination and collaborative dispute resolution activities that will be delivered together.