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Involuntary resettlement

We sometimes require temporary or permanent access to areas of land or sea where people are living or working. We aim to avoid resettlement wherever possible. Where resettlement is unavoidable, we work with local communities to help them resettle and maintain, or improve, their standard of living in accordance with international standards for resettlement (notably the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 5 on land acquisition and involuntary resettlement). Our support may also include helping these communities to establish alternative livelihoods.

Read more about our approach to involuntary resettlement at