A new briefing by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) outlines eight reasons why it is important to address HLP issues from the outset of a humanitarian response.

Following collaboration with the Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, the paper also explains how the international human rights framework can inform both disaster and conflict response, enhancing protection for those affected.

A Roundtable held in Geneva on the 2nd March 2016 provided the opportunity to discuss how to tackle HLP challenges from a practitioners’ perspective. Key highlights and recommendations from the event have been incorporated into the briefing, which proposes how the HLP AoR and its partners can take these into operational responses in the future.

For more information on this paper and the HLP AoR please contact Monica Sanchez Bermudez (monica.sanchez.bermudez@nrc.no) or Victoria Stodart (victoria.stodart@ifrc.org).