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No school for thousands in North Darfur

January 3 - 2016 ZAMZAM CAMP
A class room of the Nur El Salam Basic School in 
Kabkabiya, North Darfur (Unamid)
A class room of the Nur El Salam Basic School in Kabkabiya, North Darfur (Unamid)

About 17,560 school students in the Zamzam camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, may not be able to continue their studies this year.

“The humanitarian organisations operating in the camp told us that the lack of financial support forced them to withdraw on 31 December 2015,” an activist reported to Radio Dabanga from the camp.

He explained that the 48 centres run by various NGOs are providing pre-school education services and social and psychological support for children traumatised by the armed conflicts.

The source warned that the closure of the centres “will cause much more school drop outs, as many children will be pushed into the unknown”.


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