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Migration: Causes and Effects — The Case of Omodiat Burush, Northern Darfur, Sudan

M. E. Atta El Moula
GeoJournal
Vol. 25, No. 1, Migration and Identity Change in the Sudan (September 1991), pp. 47-50
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41145253
Page Count: 4
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Migration: Causes and Effects — The Case of Omodiat Burush, Northern Darfur, Sudan
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Abstract

Drought, desertification and lack of development have been the main causes of migration in the rural areas of Western Sudan. The author tackles the different migration patterns followed in the area of Omodiat Burush and the factors influencing these migrations. It is found that high preference is given to rural-rural migration either on a seasonal basis or a permanent one. The latter is directed towards Burush village which attracts the inhabitants of the surrounding villages by the relative availability of educational, health and marketing services. Seasonal migration, on the other hand, is an important coping strategy against crop failure and famine risks.

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