The Middle East Eye

The bus to Khartoum delivered Maryam, and those of her neighbours who had survived with her, an escape from siege.

For months they had been hounded by horse-mounted gunmen roaming their village in central Darfur, forcing them inside and away from their farmlands until some of them could bear their imprisonment no longer and left their homes to confront their tormentors.

Maryam’s brother, Adam, was shot and his ear cut off. Her parents were killed. 

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