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Title:Encampment of communities in war-affected areas and its effect on their livelihood security and reproductive health: the case of northern Uganda
Author:Mulumba, DeborahISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:27
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:107-129
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:displaced persons
human security
reproductive health
livelihoods
gender roles
women
violence
sociology
war
Internally displaced persons
Internal security
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v027/27.1.mulumba.pdf
Abstract:This paper assesses the effect of encampment on the livelihood security and reproductive health needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in war-affected areas of northern Uganda. The research design was exploratory and descriptive in nature and was largely qualitative, although a small amount of quantitative data are included. Primary and secondary data were collected from a representative sample of 125 women and 66 men. Results show the prevalence of negative effects on their reproductive health, while the effect on their livelihood security in camps is ambivalent. Food rations were supplied by the World Food Programme (WFP). The study found that women and youth fared better than men as they could find income-generating activities in the camps. However, camp congestion and idleness resulted in heavy alcohol consumption among men that generated poor attitudes towards work and was characterized by gender-based violence. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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