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“We are waiting for the unknown”

Hamid Ibrahim
700km | Jamal Adam from Eritrea is waiting for the unknown as he cannot return home.
22.02.2016  |  Kassala, Sudan
The reception centre at Wad Sherifay refugee camp in Kassala, Sudan. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim)
The reception centre at Wad Sherifay refugee camp in Kassala, Sudan. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim)

> Departure: Adi Quala, Eritrea
> Arrival: Wad Sherifay refugee camp in Kassala, Sudan
> Distance: 700km
> Name: Jamal Adam, 31 years old
> Previous occupation: Military service in Eritrea
> Current occupation: None

 

Where did you run from?

From the Jeberti ethnic group in Eritrea to Wad Sherifay refugee camp in Kassala, Sudan.

Where do you plan to go?

The Sudanese security authorities limit our movement. We are now waiting for the unknown and cannot return to our home country in light of the current political situation and because we may be brought before the military courts. The option of resettlement in a third country became non-existent over the last two years.

What item do you wish you had taken with you? Why do you still dream of this item?

My house where I was born and grew up is the most precious thing I left there and if I could, I would have brought it with me. I would not have hesitated for a moment. The road that passes in front of my house, my neighbours and relatives will always be dear to me, for as long as I live.

What is your favourite item now?

Nothing.

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