Sudanese Government Starves Its People

Two-year-old Ashia Kafi passed away in the hospital and nutrition center at the Yida refugee camp on April 26th, 2012. Ashia had only been in Yida for three days, yet she was too sick and malnourished to survive. Ashia’s mother, Nadia, had walked with her six children for five days from the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan down to Yida, South Sudan. After Khartoum’s Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) destroyed their town, Nadia and her children moved to live in caves in order to escape the constant aerial bombardment from their own governments’ forces. Nadia chose to move her children to Yida to try to save Ashia’s life.

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