Insufficient food and drinking water and overcrowded shelters at the Kumer refugee camp
‘’I never thought I would one day be a refugee,” says Dr. Samah Kail Hussein. A medical doctor at the Khartoum military hospital, she now finds herself at the Kumer refugee camp, 70 kilometers behind the Ethiopian border, together with her ailing mother.
The outbreak of the conflict in Sudan in mid-April turned Samah’s life upside down. She stopped going to work when the security situation became worse, and together with her mother, she stayed in different parts of the town, always looking for a safe place. Eventually, they packed a change of clothes and medication and journeyed four days to Metema at the border of Ethiopia. The journey took long days, and Samah and her mother were hungry and feared for their safety.