Darfur: UN-African Union mission gives green light to school project funding

16 April 2009

Schoolchildren in the war-torn western flank of the Sudan are set to benefit from a cash injection aimed at breathing new life into their educational system, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) announced today.

Schoolchildren in the war-torn western flank of the Sudan are set to benefit from a cash injection aimed at breathing new life into their educational system, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) announced today.

The UNAMID office in the West Darfur town of Zalingie has approved funds for some 19 projects that will attempt to rapidly rehabilitate and construct schools in and around camps where people uprooted by violent conflict in the area are seeking safety.

The so-called Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) will also provide educational materials for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the makeshift shelters.

UNAMID estimated that the 19 QIP proposals, which largely target basic schools in the IDP camps, will cost more than $432,000.

 

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