Have a look at Libby Hogan’s article ‘We feel like hermit crabs’: Myanmar’s climate dispossessed, published on 1 November 2018 in The Guardian. The article is one of the first published by international media sources focusing on Myanmar’s latest displacement crisis, that of looming and massive climate displacement. DS Director Scott Leckie was interviewed for the article which also explores the need for the government of Myanmar to establish a national climate land back to deal effectively with climate displacement. You can access the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/nov/01/we-feel-like-hermit-crabs-myanmar-climate-dispossessed.
Second Land Parcel Purchased in Bangladesh for Climate Displaced Families
Commemorating 10 Years of Action - the 2016 DS Annual Report
Scott Leckie: ‘Burma could very easily become the displacement capital of Asia’
Community-Based HLP Dispute Resolution Options in Myanmar - New Joint Publication by DS and NRC
DS is delighted to announce that the second land parcel of our One House, One Family (OHOF) at a time project in Bangladesh has been procured. Our amazing partner YPSA purchased the first parcel last year and coordinated the construction of four new homes that were allocated to four highly vulnerable households that were forced to flee their former coastal homes due to the effects of climate change. The new land parcel is large enough for five new homes and DS has raised one-third of the remaining funds needed for the new homes. We still need USD 21,000 for the construction materials needed for the homes and encourage all of you to consider contributing to this world's first project designed to directly benefit victims of climate displacement, who without these houses, would have nowhere else to go. 100% of all funds raised as part of OHOF go straight to Bangladesh, so you can rest assured that all of your donations, no matter how small, will be used in full to build new homes for some of Bangladesh's most disadvantaged families. The photographs below were taken in August 2018 and show the first four homes and their new inhabitants. Please let…...
Ten Years of Action It is hard to believe that DS has now been active for ten busy and eventful years. This has been quite a ride for our (intentionally) small and flexible organisation, and one involving an wonderful team of dedicated HLP experts from around the world working in a range of displacement hotspots. From developing the Peninsula Principles, to spearheading global efforts to obtain land for climate displaced people, developing IDP return designs in Timor Leste, Somalia, Colombia, Bhutan and many more, carrying on-site investigations in Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Panama, Kiribati, Bangladesh and other climate change-affected areas, to conducting HLP rights analysis and restitution design work in Myanmar, advising the UN on HLP issues in Syria, publishing several books, inaugurating the world’s first law school courses on climate displacement, and writing DS reports, producing films, building homes for climate displaced families in Chittagong, and so much more, this first DS decade has been an exhilarating one. Since our founding on 28 December 2006, DS has worked in some 35 countries to assist in finding rights-based solutions to forced displacement in all of its forms. Besides our legal experts, we have had the honour of working with villagers, community…...
Interview with David Stout after the release of Myanmar at the HLP Crossroads report was released.
DS and NRC are happy to announce our latest publication promoting housing, land and property rights in Myanmar. Generously supported by MyJustice, the European Union and the British Council, the new report explores community based dispute resolution procedures and practices in the country. The full publication can be downloaded here: HLP FAQ - Improving access to justice...