The Socio-economic Impact of Displacement on Western and Southern Sudanese Women The Case of Mayo Camp Khartoum State

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Somia El Tayeb Ahmed, Hamed
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The consequences of natural disasters are aggrandized by the civil war in the south and the tribal conflict in the West of Sudan. Displacement is one of the manifestations of this tragic situation facing Sudan as one of the poorest and least developed countries worldwide. As a phenomenon, displacement implicates metropolitans, hinders development and squeeze the quality of life minimizing all institutional policies aimed towards human welfare The decadal influx of displaced person led to shattered families, burdened women and unattended malnourished children. Refugee camps, shanty towns and government dwelling units-growing larger in cities. This research conducted in January 2004 in Mayo area covered the persons those displaced before 2002, to investigates the factuality of the phenomenon to analyze its manifestations and to assess the consequence of the aftermath on women, family and to foresee prospects of repatriation. Primary and secondary socio-economic data is utilized in statistical model. The hypotheses underlying the model are that displacement is predominantly a women phenomenon and their family size is affected by displacement. Displacement implicates the social fabric, and finally displacement spins off the male out of their jobs. The model is tested and analytical thorough data processing utilizing the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and solid results and confirmed findings are presented. v Quite expectly research finding support, eagerness of displaced to return and support conducive repatriation. Intuitively as well, research concludes that larger displaced families are forced out of paternalistic into maternal set-ups. Displacement also is proven to be of serious implications for the social fabric. The research recommends policy directives towards the implication, rather than the process of displacement. Government has to credibly intervene in halting the process. The research pointed out the importance of matrimonial and maternalistic families, a vital dimension for policy issues. The research suggests policies towards decapacitated women as well as incapacitating men. More collaboration of efforts of different agencies is needed to face an overwhelming situation.
Socio-economic Impact ,Displacement , Western , Southern ,Sudanese Women ,Mayo Camp, Khartoum State