Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians by Thayer Scudder

By Thayer Scudder

This e-book highlights the long term resettlement technique of the Egyptian Nubian humans alongside the Aswan excessive Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in reference to the excessive Dam is mainly very important for 3 major purposes: first of all, this resettlement technique is without doubt one of the infrequent situations during which learn began prior to the dam was once equipped has endured for over 40 years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian humans is among the few circumstances during which the dwelling criteria of the massive majority more suitable as a result of the preliminary political will of the govt, mixed with Nubian projects. Thirdly, given the complexity of the resettlement procedure, weaknesses in executive making plans, implementation, and within the weakening of presidency political supply necessary classes for destiny dam-induced resettlement efforts.

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In our 2007 survey, a greater proportion of the second generation than the first generation noted that the 1980–2000 period was the best. D. dissertation, Nahed Baba refers to the hardship of life in Kom Ombo during the initial years of the twenty-first century, with remittances from Cairo workers no longer sufficient to support families in Kom Ombo (Baba 2003: Sect. 1). She also refers to the complaints of elders “about the dramatic change in the characters of people,” especially those who display wealth acquired in Europe or elsewhere in the Middle East.

It concerns the perception among Nubians, as among other Egyptians, that life in 36 Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians contemporary Egypt has become harder due to lack of employment opportunities, especially for young men and women,2 low salaries and inflation—a situation requiring even the educated to work two jobs (Smith 2006: 307) if they are fortunate enough to find them, or, since the mid-1990s, to seek work outside of Egypt. In our 2007 survey, a greater proportion of the second generation than the first generation noted that the 1980–2000 period was the best.

Of the eight who gave more specific answers, six emphasized the first 10 years and two the first 15 as the most difficult. Difficulties listed included leaving Old Nubia, confusion concerning the future, and, most frequently mentioned, difficulties adjusting to a new area and new neighbors. The second generation was well aware of such difficulties, having been informed about them by their elders. As a result, of 80 first and second generation resettlers, only two gave a positive answer to question 33, which asked if respondents would have been willing to leave Old Nubia for Kom Ombo (or elsewhere) if a wider range of choices and opportunities had been available.

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