Thousands flee war in Khartoum in pursuit of safe haven

The armed conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has driven thousands of families to flee the capital Khartoum in search of safe havens elsewhere.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), violence in Sudan, which began on April 15, has displaced around 763,000 and sent some 200,000 to seek refuge in neighboring countries.

The displaced sought safety in cities in central, southeast, and north of Sudan, while refugees paid a hefty amount of money — up to 70,000 Sudanese pounds – to flee the country, while prices to board getaway trucks varied between 10 to 15 Sudanese pounds. (One US Dollar equals 586 Sudanese pounds).

Speaking to KUNA on her personal experience, Mwadah Mirgini hoped that both parties of the conflict would listen to the voice of reason to avoid an all-out war, which would have a catastrophic impact on the country and people.

She affirmed that she had fled Khartoum and headed back to her original state of Al-Jazeera due to the intensive fighting in the capital, saying that she felt much safer now.

Similarly, Mohammad Fadallah said that his children were extremely terrified due to the merciless fighting in Khartoum, indicating that it was very difficult to carry on with normal life during such hectic times.

He revealed that he sent his children to a city in central Sudan to live far away from the violence.

Not only Sudanese people sought safety within their country, but also they fled to neighboring countries.

Haround Jibreel, who was leaving Sudan heading towards Egypt, said that he was forced to leave the country due to the continuous violence that disrupted his livelihood and business.

Jibreel affirmed that he would return once the armed operations ceased.

Eman Abdullah, who is planning to flee the country with her children, said that war had scattered her family, which went to search for safety.

There is no safety here while the circle of violence continues to grow, she affirmed, an answer, which paints a bleak image of what is now occurring in Sudan.

Source: Kuwait News Agency