Following a cessation of hostilities in 2006 and improvements in security, people across the northern region started leaving camps for transit sites and others moving to their areas of origin. By July 2009 it was estimated that more than 850,000 people-almost 80% of the population in Acholi sub region had left the camps and resettled in transit sites (Ellen Martin etal, 2009). It is important to note though that a range of vulnerabilities and risks have since  emerged as people return and if not carefully addressed by current policy and programme interventions with in the recovery process, are likely to plunge the region into deeper poverty.

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