Displacement, Replacement and Livelihood strategies on Ambon

After three years of violent conflict (1999 to 2002), the island of Ambon has finally entered an uneasy and segregated peace. This project looks at the massive displacement this conflict has caused by introducing a livelihoods perspective of analysis. First, it gives a spatial overview of displacement and replacement that took place during and after the conflict. Second, the aim is to collect qualitative and quantitative data about the livelihood strategies that were developed in this context. And third, it looks at how the problem of displacement and replacement affected the political economy of conflict and post-conflict in terms of changing patterns of power and vulnerability.

  • Funded by Ugent (2005-2011)