Rapid Assessment of Population Movement in Gulu and Pader

This briefing paper presents preliminary analysis of research conducted with IDPs in Gulu and Pader in 16 “new settlement” and “decongestion” sites in six different sub-counties from 12-22 May 2007. The research team used a combination of forty-two in-depth one-on-one interviews and ten focus group discussions with IDPs. Additional interviews were also conducted with key government  and agency officials in the said districts. While a rapid assessment cannot claim tomake a definitive statement on the situation, the intention of this briefing is to shed light on dynamics surrounding population movement, in order to better understand  what the decongestion and resettlement sites represent, and to raise issues requiring further investigation.
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