On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
The floods of 2010-2011 devastated homes, lives, and livelihoods across the country. The loss of a house or land upon which to earn a living affects people not only in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, but for months and possibly years to come. This research paper investigates how the floods have affected the poorest and most vulnerable in relation to land rights – assessing the different levels of land insecurity as well as how the government of Pakistan and the international community have addressed land rights in their responses.