Land is often a critical aspect of conflict: it may be a root cause or trigger conflicts or may become an issue as the conflict progresses. Conflicts lead to forced evictions; the people who are displaced by conflict need somewhere to live and some land to farm or to graze their animals, often leading to further disputes over the use of land and other resources.

Habitat for Humanity provided a case study on Brazil, highlighting the approach of informal advocacy and capacity building to prevent and mediate land conflicts. Read the full report, Land and Conflict: Lessons from the Field on Conflict Sensitive Land Governance and Peacebuilding. 

This publication is the result of the efforts of UN-Habitat, UNDP, UN-DPA, UNAMID, UNHCR, MONUSCO, UNMISS, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the HLP Area of Responsibility of the Global Protection Cluster, Habitat for Humanity, the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction and Landesa, all members of the Land and Conflict Coalition.