International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Local Economic Empowerment of the Ex- Gam (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka/Free Aceh Movement Former Combatant) and Conflict Victims through Palm Oil Plantation Aid Program In East Aceh
Saifuddin, Suadi, Fadli, Muhammad Bin Abubakar

This research analyzed the people empowerment policy through the palm oil plantation aid program in the District of East Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia,. It explored the advantages of the program in empowering the ex-GAM combatant and conflict civilian victim in the District of East Aceh, and it was a qualitative research. It founded that the Grant of Palm Oil Plantation program which was provided by the East Aceh District Government had covered 23 of the 24 Sub-districts, which were distributed to the ex-GAM combatant and civilian victim within the same cluster. The Grants were distributed by group, composing of three component: the ordinary civilian, ex- GAM combatant and the victim of the conflict. However, from the general point of view, all Achenese considered themselves as the victim of the conflict.

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