Displaced Sudanese Voices on Education, Dignity, and Humanitarian Aid
Keywords:Sudan, Sudanese refugees, internal displacement, internally displaced persons, education, dignity, humanitarian aid
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.
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Copyright (c) 2014 Friedrich W. Affolter, Carine Allaf
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