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Hiding in plain sight: IDP’s protection strategies after closing Juba’s protection of civilian sites

Janguan, Tot and Kirk, Thomas (2023) Hiding in plain sight: IDP’s protection strategies after closing Juba’s protection of civilian sites. Global Policy. ISSN 1758-5880

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1758-5899.13206

Abstract

This article examines how former Protection of Civilian site (PoCs) residents are staying safe and protecting themselves after the United Nations Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) handing over of the PoCs to the Revitalised-Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU). Using key informant interviews, questionnaires, and observations, we establish that those still residing in the PoCs do so with less humanitarian assistance, increased insecurity, and few authorities they can rely upon or turn to for protection. In response, it is shown how camp residents have developed their own safety and protection strategies at the cost of their ability to pursue livelihoods, move freely outside of the camps, and publicly express their identities. Although broadly stable, this situation is unsustainable and risks the safety of camp residents and the wider ongoing peace process. The paper concludes with policy recommendations for humanitarians and R-TGoNU policymakers interested in their welfare.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17585899
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2023 16:27
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 07:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118477

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