The main question addressed in this thesis was ‘How do IDPs cope with the challenges of displacement and sustain their livelihoods in cities?’
Within this broad question, the following specific questions guided the research:
• How has the ‘IDP’ label impacted humanitarian assistance in South Kivu?
• How do IDPs engage through networks and use them at key moments in their displacement trajectories in Bukavu?
• What challenges do IDP women face when entering markets in Bukavu?
• How do IDPs in Mugunga 3 camp differ in terms of their vulnerability, and how does this affect the meanings of the camp for IDP residents?

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Keywords Humanitarian aid, Development, IDPs, fragile context, post-conflict
Promotor D.J.M. Hilhorst (Thea) , D.J. Koch (Dirk Jan)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research was funded by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.
ISBN 978-90-6490-101-0
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Note For copyright reasons there is a temporary embargo for this dissertation
Nguya, G. (2019, July 12). Livelihood Strategies of Internally Displaced Persons in Urban Eastern DRC. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from