Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home

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Based on 55 interviews conducted with recently arrived refugees from South Sudan and Ugandan government officials, this report explores not only the immediate predicament facing these recently arrived refugees, but also the longer-term implications for peace and security in South Sudan, as reflected in their understanding of the conflict.

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Lucy Hovil

Lucy Hovil is IRRI's Senior Researcher, advising on research methodology across a number of programmes and conducting research and writing focusing on citizenship, displacement and cycles of violence. Lucy also conducts outreach and networking with partner organisations in the UK and is the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Transitional Justice. She was formerly the Senior Research and Advocacy Officer at the Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law, Makerere University, Uganda, where she founded the organisation's research department and oversaw their working paper series. She obtained her PhD (1999) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in which she explored the relationship between violence and identity in South Africa during the period of conflict that preceded the country's first inclusive election in 1994.

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