A bit forgotten war that keeps destroying lives of civilians

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Sudan Civil War

Exactly a year ago, during Ramadan in 2023, two rival generals doomed their homeland to destruction.

The conflict broke out between two factions of the military government of Sudan, namely the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In the past year, the conflict has claimed the lives of up to 15,000 people, while 33,000 have been injured. Over 8.6 million people are internally displaced and more than two million others have fled the country as refugees.

Dozens of Georgians who were working and living in Sudan found themselves caught in the middle of the conflict in April 2023. Our country was worried for several weeks before each of our fellow citizens safely made it out of the warzone and across the different parts of the Sudanese border. However, our concern did not end there. As a country that has a long history of war survival, we empathize with other nations that are suffering from military conflicts.

A nation of 48 million people that established a significant hub of commerce and culture along the Nile has been displaced from their homeland without their consent. Currently, the civil war in Sudan is concentrated in the Southwest of the country, mainly around the capital Khartoum and the Darfur region. Unfortunately, very little news coverage is given to this ongoing conflict, which is unfair to the Sudanese people who are trapped and hopeless in their own country. Some of them have to walk up to seven miles to access the Internet and share information about what is happening inside their borders.

It is disheartening to hear young graduates describe their once happy lives in their developing country, which has now been devastated by war, leaving them with no hope for a decent future. They fear facing five to seven more years of conflict, and some even believe they will not survive to see the end of it due to the ongoing war crimes.