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Thieves or Doctors, Armed Civil Conflicts in Darfur and Impacts on Education in Refugees Camps
Labor, Demographics and Economics of the Family Journal (2011)
  • Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The study presented here depends on a field survey of refugees' camps in war strived Darfur region. The data are genuine from people and children. The expelling of NGOs from the region was a moral shock to the whole world, but in Darfur, it was a humanitarian catastrophe affecting the population. In this paper, I surveyed and analyzed data on what I consider the most important factor which are children and establish education as the base of the arguments introduced here. A case study is introduced which is Attash refugees or displaced camp were produced. Data were collected by field questionnaire of the inhabitants of the camp that concentrated on the education backgrounds and the available facilities to educate children. That is besides collected data on socioeconomic and demographic conditions. The results and conclusions emphasize that such facilities are inadequate or non-existent. Malnutrition, inadequate homes and sanitation facilities are common. Very few job opportunities are available and there is no land for the displaced people to practice their traditional profession. Governmental supporting systems are not available or do not exist. Drinking water facilities are insufficient. All indices of human development are very low. Thus, no sane person can reject foreign humanitarian aid. The title for the paper introduced here is that Doctors or Thieves. For the first, they are not sufficiently available and if there is any, they don’t have medicines. Of the second, the current conditions only generate thieves in all possible categories who will infest the whole region and country; generations of young people who socially and morally are failures not provided or educated to participate in building the society. Besides my conclusions on impacts on education, I hereby profess that what happens on the camps generates economic destitute and entrenching social hatred in the Sudanese nation.

  • Sudan,
  • Southern Darfur,
  • NGOs,
  • Socioeconomic Conditions,
  • Education,
  • Human Capital,
  • Social Hatred
Publication Date
Summer July 26, 2011
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Citation Information
Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed. "Thieves or Doctors, Armed Civil Conflicts in Darfur and Impacts on Education in Refugees Camps" Labor, Demographics and Economics of the Family Journal Vol. 3 Iss. 91 (2011)
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