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Understanding Housing, Land and Property in Somalia

Question 1 of 8

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Housing, land and property (HLP) ( entitlements, rights, grievances ) are about having a home, free from the fear of ( desctruction, confiscation, occupation, forced eviction ); a place that offers ( shelter, land, monetary value ), ( insurance, inheritance, safety ) and the ability to secure a livelihood.

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Question 2 of 8

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In most countries, HLP rights can be exercised through different forms of land tenure arrangements mainly categorized as?

Select one of the following:

  • formal, joint and individual rights

  • customary, formal and user rights

  • joint ownership, individual and informal rights

Explanation

Question 3 of 8

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What do HLP rights entail? (choose more than one option)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Protection from physical violence

  • Illegal occupation, illegal use and squatting

  • Means more that a roof and wall around you

  • Confiscation and re-allocation

  • Destruction and looting

  • Land for agriculture, economic activities, livelihoods etc

Explanation

Question 4 of 8

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Due to land tenure arrangement in most countries most persons are not entitled to some HLP rights. IDPs living in informal settlements, do not possess a ‘legal’ right to occupy the land hence no right to adequate housing but they are protected against forced evictions.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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Question 5 of 8

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( Security of tenure, Forced evictions, Illegal occupation ) is defined as the permanent or temporary ( removal, dismissal, violation ) against their will of individuals, families
and/or communities from the homes and/or land which they ( lease, own, occupy ), without the provision of, and access to,
appropriate forms of legal or other ( protection, infomation, services )

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Question 6 of 8

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HLP issues need to be addressed from the very beginning by looking holistically at short / medium- and long-term solutions for both displaced and host communities. In practice all actors would need to focus on:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Non-implementation of restitution commitments

  • Investing more in preventative measures in coordination with local authorities

  • Do not focus not only on restitution and compensation but address the HLP-related root causes of conflict

  • Focusing on formal ownership and documentation as a better avenue for providing access to land and tenure security for all

  • Adopting a gender sensitive approach to HLP, ensuring that women are able to claim their HLP rights.

Explanation

Question 7 of 8

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The responsibility to protect against forced eviction and to ensure equal access to housing is held
by states. This differentiates the role of humanitarian organisations in responding to crises from the governments of the countries in which they operate.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 8 of 8

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Working on HLP issues with a longer-term perspective ( necessitates, refrains from, draws attention away from ) a shift in focus away from ( transitional, purely humanitarian, development ) language and programming towards approaches that take a more ( temporary phase, sustainable lens, ineffective angle )

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