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A woman displaced by violent conflict in Jonglei State.  (photo: The Niles | Waakhe Simon Wudu)
#Migration: The children of the land scatter...
Migration is as old as humanity but the goals are as varied as the people undertaking long, and often hazardous, journeys to new lands. The Niles correspondents share personal stories, creating a snapshot of the mixed motivations for leaving, spanning conflict, lack of freedom, or hopes for a rosier future elsewhere.
Displaced South Sudanese arrive at the UN headquarters in Juba. (photo: The Niles | Samir Bol) Displaced South Sudanese arrive at the UN headquarters in Juba. (photo: The Niles | Samir Bol) Displaced South Sudanese arrive at the UN headquarters in Juba. (photo: The Niles | Samir Bol)

South Sudan’s exodus – a disaster in the making?

Charlton Doki
South Sudan’s warring parties signed a peace agreement in August 2015, but fighting still continues, meaning many people are still likely to uproot themselves out of fear for their lives.
8.12.2016
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Maha Eltelb and Hadia Elyas during The Niles workshop in Nairobi, December 2015. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama) Maha Eltelb and Hadia Elyas during The Niles workshop in Nairobi, December 2015. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama) Maha Eltelb and Hadia Elyas during The Niles workshop in Nairobi, December 2015. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)

A far-flung friend

Maha Eltelb
When her friend Hiba Mohamed* fled Sudan in search of greater journalistic and social freedoms, Maha Eltelb was left behind, torn between excitement for her friend – and a deep sense of loss.
8.12.2016
A rally for peace in Yei, November 2014.  (photo: The Niles | Alison Lemeri)
A rally for peace in Yei, November 2014.  (photo: The Niles | Alison Lemeri)
A rally for peace in Yei, November 2014.  (photo: The Niles | Alison Lemeri)

“Only my corpse shall be returned home”

Esther Muwombi
Micheal Ajak escaped to the Nyumanzi refugee camp, northern Uganda, in December 2013 after the civil war broke out in Juba and he doubts he will ever see his home again.
7.12.2016
A farmer in Kassala State. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim) A farmer in Kassala State. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim) A farmer in Kassala State. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim)

Yearning for the village

Rishan Oshi
Mohammad Dafallah, like many Sudanese, moved from his rural home to the city, lured by access to healthcare, education and other basics. Despite his new urban life, he still yearns to toil in the fields.
6.12.2016

“I wish I could film my people’s stories”

Ahmed Saeed
Sudanese film maker and activist Mohammed Elfadil lives in Boston, the United States, where he creates documentaries from footage he shot in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
6.12.2016

Behind the scenes: Should I stay or should I go?

MiCT The Niles
In December 2015 The Niles correspondents from Sudan and South Sudan gathered at a newsroom workshop in Nairobi, to write and edit the seventh travel-sized The Niles print edition on migration.
5.12.2016
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