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Conflict Mapping Survey Cueibet County, Lakes, South Sudan


1) Provide an outlook of livelihood strategies, people displacement (IDPs), safety & security concerns, and GBV threats; 2) Through a conflict mapping, investigate the historical roots of cattle-related conflicts.


QUESTIONNAIRE: The questionnaire was developed by AVSI in collaboration with academics from the Department of Anthropology of the University of Notre Dame. SAMPLING STRATEGY: The sampling strategy followed the standard two-stage cluster sampling, the first one (PPS with stratification to take into account village size and distance from main settlements) to guide the selection of villages, and the second one (Improved Random Walks) to select household to be sampled. 372 households were surveyed. DATA ANALYSIS: A social network analysis was employed to provide a statistical measure of the extent to which revenge claim networks and livestock exchange networks correlate or overlap with the raiding networks, and how these correlations are altered through time, and by gender. DATA READING: Data displayed through charts reflect the number of HHs or individuals reporting a certain answer. The sum of all answers for a given question is limited to 100% when one response only was allowed, but may reach 200% in the case two responses were allowed, 300% when three, and so on.

Key findings: 

1) People displacement is very intensive (merely 19% of HHs is composed of natives only) due to a combination of insecurity and lack of food security; some payams are visibly more resource-constrained than others and suffer more widespread conflicts over resources as a result; cattle raiding and revenge killings are, respectively, the main problem and criminal offence recorded in the county; GBV acts are very common: only 17% of HHs has not experienced GBV in the last 5 years; 3 out of 4 respondents claim that GBV acts that they suffered were related to cattle raiding; 12 to 18 years old adolescents is the most-at-risk group of GBV, and the school is considered the safest place by the community. 2) Women and young males are more likely to engage in legal livestock exchanges, and Livestock exchanges do not seem to lead to an increase in cattle raiding, nor to a decrease. Support to the commercialization of cattle herding, thus, should neither cause nor diminish cattle raiding and its violent consequences.

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Bruno Nazim Baroni
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Assessment Date(s): 
05 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
Report completed
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Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
AVSI Foundation
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