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Title:Resettled for development: the case of New Halfa agricultural scheme, Sudan
Author:Wallin, Marianna
Year:2014
ISSN:0280-2171
Issue:59
Pages:69
Language:English
Series:Current African issues
City:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
ISBN:9789171067517
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:settlement schemes
resettlement
Nubians
displaced persons
Link:http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:715780/fulltext01.pdf
Abstract:This Current African Issues discusses the displacement and resettlement of the Sudanese Nubians into the New Halfa agricultural scheme in Eastern Sudan, the current state of this multi-ethnic community and the challenges the farmers are facing. The Nubians of Wadi Halfa in Northern Sudan (also called the Halfawi Nubians) had to be relocated to New Halfa due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the early 1960s. In addition to the loss of ancestral land and the alienation they experienced, the Halfawi Nubians struggled to secure a sufficient livelihood in New Halfa and found their lives irreversibly altered. Although the resettlement of the Nubians did not succeed in rooting them in their new territory and a lot of the Halfawi Nubians have since abandoned the scheme, New Halfa has also created unforeseen opportunities for internally displaced people and migrant workers and become a growing regional centre for business and commerce. Despite the fact that New Halfa failed to meet its original targets, it is an example of a resettlement scheme that, in 50 years, developed and adjusted according to the needs of its current inhabitants. [Book abstract, edited]
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