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Effect of Armed Conflicts on Food Security in El fasher Camps North Darfur State - Sudan

Effect of Armed Conflicts on Food Security in El fasher Camps North Darfur State - Sudan

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Title: Effect of Armed Conflicts on Food Security in El fasher Camps North Darfur State - Sudan
Author: Amal Abdul Mutalib Ibrahim Abbaker
Abstract: A study was carried out in Zamzam, Abuja and Abu shouck internal displacement Persons (IDPs) camps in North Darfur State in 2008 to assess and investigate the impacts of the armed conflict on food security with emphasis on the food availability. The study relied mainly on primary data collected by means of a structured questionnaire and direct interviewing of people living in the camps. A simple random sampling technique was used to select seventy respondents randomly. Secondary data were also collected from related sources. The data were subjected to descriptive statistical analysis for the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents. The study revealed the following: 1. The conflict in Darfur forced most rural sedentary people to leave their villages and farms and move to displacements camps; 2. Food crops were drastically reduced in the area as a result of the armed conflict, because some people were unable to cultivate their farms whereas others reduced the areas under cultivation; 3. The free food aid that is provided by donors through Nongovernmental Organizations reduced the prices of the local food crops and led to creation of dependency among the internal displaced people. XIII 4. The conflict had negatively influenced educational and health infrastructure, and led to closure of markets and consequently reduced employment. The study gave the following recommendations: 1. Restore the state of security and peace in the areas that are affected by war in the North Darfur State. 2. Adoption of volunteer returning programs for the displaced from camps to their villages and providing them with the production means and tools so as to restore their social and economic patterns that prevailed before war. 3. Provision of basic infrastructure for necessary services such as education, water, health and other related services. 4. Restoration of social relationships among the different societies in North Darfur Sٍٍtate.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13560
Date: 2015-06-17


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