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Violence In Sudan Forces A Mother To Make Difficult Choice

TOPSHOT - Smoke billows during fighting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on May 3, 2023. - Persistent fighting between Sudan’s rival generals undermined efforts to firm up a truce, as a senior UN official arrived for talks on providing relief to millions of trapped civilians. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

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Violence In Sudan Forces A Mother To Make Difficult Choice

TOPSHOT - Smoke billows during fighting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on May 3, 2023. - Persistent fighting between Sudan’s rival generals undermined efforts to firm up a truce, as a senior UN official arrived for talks on providing relief to millions of trapped civilians. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

-/AFP via Getty Images

Violence In Sudan Forces A Mother To Make Difficult Choice

Sudan's capital city Khartoum has been embroiled in a vicious urban battle between rival armies for nearly two weeks. With the country on the brink of collapse, Residents Muhjah Khateeb, and her son have to make the difficult decision to leave their home and everything they have, behind. We hear excerpts from the audio diary that Khateeb recorded as they undertook the harrowing journey. NPR's Emmanuel Akinwotu reported her story. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

TOPSHOT - Smoke billows during fighting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on May 3, 2023. - Persistent fighting between Sudan’s rival generals undermined efforts to firm up a truce, as a senior UN official arrived for talks on providing relief to millions of trapped civilians. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

-/AFP via Getty Images

 

Sudan's capital city Khartoum has been embroiled in a vicious urban battle between rival armies for nearly two weeks.

With the country on the brink of collapse, Residents Muhjah Khateeb, and her son have to make the difficult decision to leave their home and everything they have, behind. We hear excerpts from the audio diary that Khateeb recorded as they undertook the harrowing journey.

NPR's Emmanuel Akinwotu reported her story.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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