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Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428851

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001

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Displacement, mobility and poverty in northern Uganda

Displacement, mobility and poverty in northern Uganda

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(p.119) Six Displacement, mobility and poverty in northern Uganda
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Disability and poverty
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Herbert Muyinda

Susan R. Whyte

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0007

Shattered livelihoods and entrenched poverty are pressing issues for people with mobility disabilities in displacement locations in northern Uganda. For over two decades there has been a prolonged civil war. To illustrate the experience of poverty and its association with immobility, this chapter compares the life experiences of two polio survivors – one living in a rural internally displaced person (IDP) camp without mobility devices, the other in an urban setting with mobility devices. It shows the linkage between physical mobility and social interaction, resource mobilisation, attraction of socioeconomic support, and poverty.

Keywords:   civil war, socioeconomic support, polio survivors, mobility devices, IDP camp, social interaction, physical mobility

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