Displaced Sudanese Voices on Education, Dignity, and Humanitarian Aid

  • Friedrich W. Affolter
  • Carine Allaf

Abstract

Education is viewed by Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons as a key prerequisite for social status, prestige, socio-economic survival, and therefore human dignity. Using Sudan as a case study, the article demonstrates that humanitarian aid—which claims to ensure the basic conditions for a life with dignity—often attributes less importance to education than to other sectors such as water, nutrition, and health. Utilizing anecdotal evidence from internally displaced persons in conflict-affected regions of Sudan, this article illustrates that the humanitarian aid agenda fails to adequately address what their target population most demands: education.

Published
2014-05-06
How to Cite
Affolter, F. W., & Allaf, C. (2014). Displaced Sudanese Voices on Education, Dignity, and Humanitarian Aid. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 30(1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.38597