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close this bookResettlement of Displaced Population - 1st Edition (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 1995, 60 p.)
close this folderPart 5: Program strategies to aid resettlement & recovery
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View the documentLand based strategies
View the documentAssistance directed to families
View the documentAssistance directed to systems and groups
View the documentCASE STUDY: Options for assistance for Cambodian returnees

(introduction...)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this part of the module you will learn about:

· program strategy options for aiding resettlement and recovery
· agency planned and built settlements
· aided settlement development
· different types of settlement packages
· directed public services, QIPs, and regional-based services


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In view of the unique characteristics of displaced persons and their circumstances as well as the factors influencing resettlement and recovery, this section considers some of the general program strategies being used by assistance organizations to aid recovery and a few of the lessons that have been learned. After a massive earthquake that destroyed several hundred thousand homes in Guatemala, the long-term recovery of families was associated with 1) the relationship among victims during recovery in terms of their social organization and 2) the relationship between victims and relief/reconstruction agencies (Bates and Peacock, 1989).

Assistance strategies provided by governments and international organizations to aid in the recovery of people who have been displaced may be grouped into three broad categories: land based strategies, assistance directed to individual families, and assistance directed to systems and groups.