DECEMBER 2010 - Close to where the Nile River crashes through a narrow gorge to form the Murchison Falls in northern Uganda, farmers tended fields and fished. In 1996, as violence engulfed the region, they were moved to camps for Internally Displaced People.

These farmers were among more than 2 million Ugandans displaced by twenty-plus years of violent conflict in northern Uganda.

In this brief, learn:

  • How conflict between the Lord's Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda drove millions of Ugandans off their land.
  • The impact of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, signed in 2006, on displaced people.
  • What rights were afforded to returnees based on Uganda's National Policy for Internally Displaced People and how these rights compared to international standards.
  • The situation faced by displaced people--including the farmers from near the Murchison Falls--as they returned to their land.
  • The ongoing and urgent need to improve land tenure security, land administration and fair land adjudication in northern Uganda.

Download the full brief from the panel at the right.