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Sudanese Volunteer Rescues Refugees on Floating Barrels

Sudanese Volunteer Rescues Refugees on Floating Barrels

Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 - 07:15

A Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer crossed the valleys of the Rudum area of ​South Darfur to rescue war refugees from southern Sudan, using a floating bridge made of barrels.


Imad Abu Hala did not hesitate to leave his car, rent a carriage, and walk for two days to help refugees. The volunteer documented his journey through WhatsApp. His image went viral on social media.

Abu Hala said it was one of the most difficult missions he ever went through, and his goal was to reach a refugee camp to provide it with relief and medicines. He transported them on the carriage for 350 meters between Bram and Rudum.


He began his journey on the carriage, but when he reached the valley, he crossed it over a floating bridge made of barrels and tied with wood and ropes. Skilled swimmers pushed the bridge while resisting the stormy waves. The riskiness of this process stems from the nature of the region during the autumn, where the valley is filled with water.


The Rudum region is located south of Darfur, and bordered by the State of Southern Sudan (75 km), as well as the Central African Republic. The region suffers from poor services, especially during the autumn.


The Rudum area features a natural reserve that includes groups of deer, lions, tigers, titillos, buffaloes and some reptiles, near the area of ​​the State of Southern Sudan, which encouraged the refugees to run to it.


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