On Friday, March 14, 2014, The Brookings-LSE Project on International Displacement and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a discussion on the humanitarian and development challenges that accompany efforts to resolve the large-scale displacement crises that emerge after natural disasters. Drawing in particular on experiences in Haiti and the results of a new Brookings-IOM field study entitled Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-Disaster Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities in Haiti, the panelists analyzed opportunities to improve responses to this challenge in Haiti and in other post-disaster contexts around the world. Panelists included co-author of the study, Lorenza Rossi of IOM; William Lacy Swing, Director General of IOM; Harry Adam, Executive Director of the Unit for Housing and Public Building Construction (UCLBP) of the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Haiti; Gaetano Vivo from the World Bank; and Thomas Adams, U.S. Special Coordinator for Haiti. Brookings Fellow Megan Bradley moderated the discussion.
Please click on the following links to download the report PDF: “English version” “French version“
Listen to the audio recording of the discussion:
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Photo credit: Embassy of Haiti