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Shelter security in Kashmir: a central aspect of long-term recovery
One of the areas of importance to effective risk reduction lies in the provision of safe, structurally secure shelter, which is closely related to the sustainability issues of the type of construction, for example. It is important for the reconstruction or provision of shelters to be of a
sustainable nature, with the aim to ensure increased permanency of the dwellings. The reasons for this seem to be obvious. The need to renew the dwellings or totally rebuild the houses as a result of the previous lack of proper planning and execution, would comprise a wide range of disadvantages. These disadvantages may range from financial considerations to unnecessary work effort and general efficiency considerations. Still, in the past the sustainability of rebuilding was widely neglected. In order to avoid these negative effects it should be asked what factors influence shelter security and what would contribute herewith to disaster risk reduction?