Blue Nile Wali orders schools to re-open amid mass displacement
The Blue Nile Wali (governor), Ahmed El Omda, directed the Ministry of Education in a meeting yesterday to facilitate the return to schools, in spite of the recent renewed inter-communal clashes which triggered mass displacement and humanitarian emergencies in the region.
Minister of Education for the Blue Nile region, Ishraga Khamees, reportedly highlighted a number of difficulties concerning the resumption of school studies.
Khamees stated that large numbers of displaced people were still occupying school buildings as accommodation in Ed Damazin and El Roseires.
According to the region’s security committee, displaced people living in schools in Ed Damazin have refused to return to their original dwellings in El Gasim. The displaced stated that they would not return until adequate security measures were introduced and a military garrison was established in the area.
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