War and drought is emptying Somalia’s countryside, creating a surge in urbanisation and cementing a permanent demographic shift that will have far-reaching implications for the country’s future recovery, say aid and development experts.
Minorities, women, and persons internally displaced face severe land tenure issues in post-conflict Iraq.
Al Jazeera reports on how Eritrean refugees are caught between crisis at home and conflict in the Sudan where there are 126,000 refugees, 11% of the estimated 1.1 million refugees in the country. For more information on Eritrea see also the Land Portal country profile. Conflict and displacement have major implications for land rights and governance.
Ian Scoones reviews land reform related resettlement schemes which formed part of the post-Independence land reform efforts from 1980 to 2000. These initiatives had phases,reflecting the wider political economy, especially via the legal framework for land appropriation and redistribution by the state.
With USAID support through the Land for Prosperity Activity, the Colombian government has begun delivering land titles as part of a far-reaching project to transform the territory and meet the Peace Accord commitments
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan complete border delimitation process
The Sudan country profile is now also available in Arabic.
The land governance context in Georgia in detail
Displaced people are often wrongly seen as better off than refugees. This heightens their vulnerability and prolongs their displacement. A more nuanced understanding may benefit aid and development practitioners in their efforts to help displaced people.
Law schools in Cauca, Colombia are partnering with USAID to promote courses on land and property administration to respond to a growing need in human resources and expertise in land issues.
Muslims are ‘not officially recognised’ as internally displaced and receive little government help to resettle after 26 years of civil war, activists say.
The polls have delivered a new chapter for the country, allowing attention to turn to other pressing problems.