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Title: Conditions of Rwandan refugees and available resources in settlement camps; the case study of nakivale refugee settlement camps Isingiro district, uganda
Authors: Bryant, Ramsey F.
Keywords: Conflict Resolution and peace building
Rwandan refugees
Settlement camps
Nakivale refugee settlement camps
Isingiro district
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: Kampala international international: College Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study particularly assessed conditions of Rwandan Refugees and available resources in Nakivale refugee settlement camps. The study was guided by four objectives to; identify the accessible resources to the refugees in Nakivale settlement camp; determine the sanitary challenges which are faced by the Rwandan refugees in Nakivale refugee settlement and what coping alternatives are being utilized by them; identify effort the UNHCR and the Government of Uganda have taken to overcome inadequate distribution of the available resources; and also, assist in identifying the solutions to the problem in Nakivale refugee settlements. The research adopted simple random sampling techniques to select respondents for the study, while some respondents were purposively selected. A total of 40 respondents participated in the study. Data were collected using questionnaires and a structured interview guide was analyzed using percentage and frequency counts. The study established that most of the respondents 15 (37.5%) strongly agreed that Majority of the refugees are denied to access the resources due refusal to be repatriated yet Rwanda is now stable. Refugees are not willing to repatriate due to the satisfactory living condition in Nakivale, for some they have been here for over 15 years and cannot establish a link to Rwanda, and for others security is not guaranteed in Rwanda. Majority of the respondents strongly agreed that inadequate resources like food, Land, Medical care among other necessities for refugees are among the major underlying problems for these refugees who have refused to repatriate. The study recommended that, the government should consider dispersing refugees, rather than maintaining them within limited areas of the country. Furthermore, the government should encourage other means of self-sufficiency for refugees that do not entirely depend on land. Such a diversification would ensure that pressure on land in areas such as Nakivale is reduced. Promoting cohabitation and revision of the Government of Uganda policy is needed for those refugees that have been here for over 15 years.
Description: A thesis submitted to the school of postgraduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of masters of arts in conflict resolution and peace building of Kampala international university
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