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American-Sudanese Woman to Walk more than 1,000 km

American-Sudanese Woman to Walk more than 1,000 km

Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 06:15
Sudanese refugees from Darfur sit near their tent in an open-ended sit-in in outside the UNHCR office, demanding better treatment and acceleration of their relocation, in Amman . Photo: Reuters

An American activist of Sudanese origin has decided to kick off a long journey to draw the world's attention to her project, "Dreams of Peace," traveling 1,300 km from El Fashir in North Darfur to Khartoum. quoted Imtithal Ibrahim Mahmoud, who is known in the United States as Amy Mahmoud, as saying that she plans to travel from her hometown in North Darfur to Khartoum, walking a distance of 1,290 kilometers.

According to the government website, the activist obtained the official and security permits to protect her on her long journey.

Amy said her project aims to bring people together around a "unified peace project" that meets the desire of the people in Darfur and Sudan for peace and sustainability.

She explained that since August, she has held conferences for peace in refugee camps, as well as in other areas of Darfur, and at Sudanese universities, where participants expressed their visions for peace in the country and sustainability.

Amy said her project, which was launched last August, aims to draw attention and mobilize public and popular support locally and globally.

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