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Borderland Policy Briefing Series | Mobility and Migration in the Karamoja Cluster

Feb 8, 2021

The Mobility and Migration in the Karamoja cluster analysis and research Brief was commissioned and produced by UNDP African Borderlands Centre.

There is a dynamic pattern of population movement in the Karamoja cluster that straddles the borders of Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. This mobility can be classified into two broad categories: voluntary movement (intentional, and without compulsion) and involuntary movement (unintentional, forced). Examples of voluntary movement include seasonal pastoralist movement, cross-border trade, and labor migration induced by rapid urbanization and opportunities connected to the emerging extractive sector. Examples of involuntary movement include as a result of climate change, development-induced displacement, violent conflict, trafficking and refugee flows.

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