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What would you take along?
“I long for the trees and mountains”

Hamid Ibrahim
100km | Ahmed Awahaj Omar, 60 years old, dreams of the place where he grew up.
12.01.2016  |  Kassala, Sudan
Toys created from junk and rubbish by children living in a refugee camp. (photo: Illustration | Mayu Nakai)
Toys created from junk and rubbish by children living in a refugee camp. (photo: Illustration | Mayu Nakai)

> Departure: Kutanib, northeast of Kassala, Sudan
> Arrival: Adarguiyay, north of Kassala, Sudan
> Distance: 100km

> Name: Ahmed Awahaj Omar, 60 years old
> Previous occupation: None
> Current occupation: None

 

Where did you run from?

Kutanib, 100 kilometres northeast of Kassala, to Adarguiyay, north of Kassala, in the 1990s.

Where do you plan to go?

I so wish to go back to my homeland some day.

What do you wish you could have taken with you? And why do you still dream of it?

I always long for the trees and the mountains of my region, the place where I grew up.

What is your favourite item now? And what makes this item very precious?

My only wish is that my children and grandchildren will one day get to see where their ancestors came from, if only the area would be safe from mines.

This article is part of:
On The Move: Experience is a solid walking stick
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