Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
The Myanmar Times UN, Myanmar urge low-income housing
Deutsche Welle: Scott Leckie on the worrying transition of Myanmar
Report released on DS mission to examine a relocation project in Gramalote, Colombia.
Displacement Solutions' Myanmar at the HLP Crossroads: Proposals for Building an Improved Housing, Land and Property Rights Framework that Protects the People and Supports Sustainable Economic Development cited at an Expert Group Meeting on housing options for Myanmar.
Germany's international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has recently published aninterview with Displacement Solutions Director, Scott Leckie, on the apparent failings of Democracy Darling Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar Government to protect it's citizens during this tumultuous transition towards opening up of the country and resultant greater economic freedoms by allowing prolific land-grabbing to take place. Leckie gives a frank assessment of the situation at hand and adds that the fate of the country lies in it's leaders ability to take decisive and lasting action for the benefit of it's citizens. Read the article in full....
In March 2015, a fact-finding mission from Displacement Solutions visited Colombia to examine a recent situation of climate change displacement and relocation. Climate Displacement and Planned Relocation in Colombia: The Case of Gramalote details the tragedy of the people of Gramalote, a town in northeastern Colombia, which was completely destroyed by extreme flooding and landslides during “La Niña” in December 2010, leaving thousands homeless. Some 3,300 people were evacuated after the disaster and to this day are living as displaced people in temporary accommodation nearby. Following the disaster, the government of Colombia commenced a far-reaching process to relocate and rebuild the town of Gramalote, in the words of the President "better than ever before". The report examines the status of the relocation process almost five years later. It also explores the application of the 2013 Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States to the situation in Colombia. The document is available in English and Spanish and can be accessed here....