Livelihood Impacts of Disarmament in Karamoja, Uganda

Elizabeth Stites & Darlington Akabwai

Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

Background: The Karamoja region of Uganda is the most remote and least developed region of the country and has long experienced insecurity from armed livestock raiding and thefts. Disarmament operations by the Ugandan government and military since 2006 have been criticized for excessive force and human rights abuses, but have also had a profound impact on the livelihood systems of the region’s pastoral and agro-pastoral inhabitants.

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