Following the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the governments of Northern and Southern Sudan, peace has officially been concluded. But does that necessarily mean that refugees want to return to their home country? How do they determine their decisions and what do they expect from the post-conflict era? Based on extended field research in the Rhino Camp Settlement in Northern Uganda and in the town of Yei in Southern Sudan these questions are being addressed. The focus is on the individuality of each refugee while, at the same time, official responses and policies are being considered and challenged.
Christina Bützer holds a degree in Sociology and is a doctoral candidate at the Free University of Berlin. Her current research is concerned with the reintegration of refugees and IDPs into the local society in Southern Sudan.