hello everyone, as you can see, i am alive, and in one piece.
here are a few of my favorite photos of my time in Sudan from the past few weeks.
the purpose of going on this trip is to raise awareness of the genocidal crisis going on in parts of Sudan, and hopefully put political and international pressure to end it. the government genocidal program's main method is through starvation. by bombing Nuban villages, people are unable to cultivate crops (subsistence farming) and must flee to the mountains for shelter. Farming can only be done within a stone's throw from the foot of the mountain, which allows for a brief supply of food during the dry season. it IS going to get worse for these people as December/January heads in as their food supply from this year will be depleted.
why dont they run?
-they have been running. many refugees from this crisis have found their way into neighboring countries such as kenya, uganda, and south sudan. at one south
sudanese refugee camp, over 65,000 individuals have settled, 25% of them being under 5.
-however, there are many that cannot run because they are either too old or too young- the Nubans have a very strong family unit. it is not abnormal to see
a few capable family members make a grueling 40+ mile hike to another country to buy food and return back to the mountains.