Land Rights and the Indus Flood, 2010–2011

Rapid Assessment and Policy Review

Publication date: 2 June 2011
Author: Azmat Budhani and Haris Gazdar

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.

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