This section composes of the background of the study, the statement of the problem,
purpose of the study, the objectives of the study, scope of the study and the significance
of the study.
1.1 Background to the study
The incident of refugee started as soon as mankind merged into organized communities.
From ancient times for many reasons or others, persons were forced to leave their own
communities for other places. Such movements might have been caused by oppression by
rulers, wars, hunger, or natural catastrophes. The section of the population might be
expelled, as Spain did with the Jews and Moors, and as Idi Amin did with the Asians in
1972. More recent times have also seen the forceful movement of nationalities. In Africa
soon after the colonialists left and natives assumed the reigns of power, pre-colonial
ethnic hatred and jealousy resurfaced, resulting into massive murders, forceful evictions,
arrest and destruction of property and other gross violations of human rights. The
consequence has been mass evacuation into neighboring countries as refugees (A.G. G
Gingyera Pinycwa 1989).
Therefore, the humanitarian disasters and solidarity with the displaced people in Africa
can best be understood by studying borderlands. This is so because borderlands are
peripheral areas far away from central government authority. They are the dynamic areas
where people divided by international boundaries interact freely; they often host people
of different nationalities but of the same ethnicity. More significant about borderlands is
the fact that they are the settings of state marginalization and underdevelopment, and also
scenes of armed conflicts, population displacement and resettlements. The Uganda-Sudan
borderland is no exception to this reality.
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