The Impetus for Transitions from Relief to Development in Post-Conflict Environments: Food Security, Land Access, and Livelihood Reconstruction among the Acholi of Northern Uganda

Kristen Wolf, University of South Carolina


This thesis explores how the rapidly changing needs of people on the ground inform transitions from humanitarian relief to development in post-conflict northern Uganda. Internal displacement has undoubtedly become the epicenter of focus for all development actors in the region and as a result of this, development has hinged upon people leaving internal displacement camps and returning home. However, there are countless obstacles complicating their return.