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Integrate local needs with government priorities for resettlement

For communities that will be resettled, successful resettlement requires more than just a site for resettlement and shelters for households. Community cohesion and social networks need to be maintained; this will likely require moving entire communities together rather than sending individual households to different places. Resettled communities will need access to livelihoods, schools, clinics, markets, and other critical services. Shelters will need to be simple, durable, and modifiable. Shelter design will need to be flexible enough to accommodate single families, multi-family households, and a range of livelihoods needs. Understanding and addressing these needs will require close communication and collaboration with both the households that are being moved and local governments.

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