Trust with God in Darfur

Nadra Mahdi
Posted September 24, 2019 from Sudan

Before iwrite about the issuse of the women in camps of darfur

Imust first explain the situation there

At that time the truth about darfur was not clear.

The gov reject the accusatio n by

The international community that they are responsible for the genocide there. And raping women as aweapon in the war.

It is crisis there in my country and my nation.

And for me my heart is broken and Iasked God to help me and make me strong to try to find ..just the truth.

It had been forbidden to go to the region  of the darfur.no journalist and would wish to go . there And die

But for me ibeleive God will help .me every where.

So Itried and tried unitle Ifind way to go there.

And finaly Iwent with more than 20 .

 .foreign correspondant .

The situation was bad .the war destroy every thing.every one is afraid from janjaweed.which means man who hold gim 3andRide horse

Iwent to algenena southren darfir andasked the people about their livehood .and the conflictcollecting many stories aboutthe begining of the conflict  in1988 untile it explorer in2004.Itravelled long distance with out carring my camera.or pen or notepaper.ijousthold my h

Eyes and open mind.

It is hard moment for me to reember that when iwalked through the streetwith the fair that imight fail to acheive my goal.andfair any accident could happen for me..Ireember my family and with trust in Godand the peopleImust write their storis .and their pain.

Idispersed to expoler and report onthe place from the cities..to rural areas and to the camps.every things there was up and down with.no sustainability and peace.

After Ilooked around the streetand collect my stories akeynian TV journalist asked me to help her by translatingher questions to the civilians and their responses..

Finally ifound the truth andwrote all the stories iwant   especially for the   women.In the camps.

Despites of all of the pain ifelt about my nation.and about my peoplee

This story was submitted in response to GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

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Wusufor
Sep 24, 2019
Sep 24, 2019

Dear Nadra,
You are a very courageous reporter. Where others reporters are running away from you got the courage to dare inside.
I am proud of you and I am sure your family and others reporters feel the same.
Thanks for speaking up on this platform. We really appreciate it so much.
Pls take care

Anita Shrestha
Sep 24, 2019
Sep 24, 2019

Dear NadraThank you for sharing, this statement really break my heart too ''my heart is broken and Iasked God to help me and make me strong to try to find ..just the truth''.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

Dear Nadra,
Journalists are heroes, and you are such a courageous reporter to go into the area of your country that is suffering from this ongoing war. It is because of reporters like you that we are kept informed of what is going on. It is encouraging to know that you were able to meet another woman journalist and work together. Thank you for keeping news flowing. Many of us are paying attention.

Jill Langhus
Sep 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

Hi Nadra,

Wow! I'm glad you were able to copy and submit your story for the current story award! I agree with Lisbeth... you're one courageous reporter. I hope you keep up the great work, and keep speaking your truth, and also spreading awareness of issues of the heart:-)

XX

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Sep 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

Hello, Nadra,

How brave you are! People who desire to document stories are commendable because, without you, those untold stories will not be heard or read. Thank you for being courageous. It must have been a higher calling, a direction from God, that allowed you to face the difficulties. Amazing how you found strength and courage to visit difficult places just to write the stories.

I am personally inspired by what you did. How many days did you write their stories? How many people did you interview? Looking forward to reading more from you.

Kadi_lokule
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

I used to be a journalist too Nadra and i am from South Sudan. Your region was far more dangerous for female journalists thatn ours could ever be. I salute you for your strength. You are a great example for other women in your profession facing the same difficulties.

Tarke Edith
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

Hi Nadia
I appreciate your efforts of going to Darfru despite the denger there . You are great reporter dear . Thank God you made it . thanks alot sister for the courage
Keep up

maeann
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

Hi Nadra,
Telling stories like this will reach more people and bring awareness. Thank you for having a courage to tell and share.

Elisha Jansen
Sep 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Tears in my eyes for all what women and girls endured in Darfur. Your more than a Heroine for doing your reporter job in such an area and I know more than 2 million had to flee to Tsjaad and other places in camps.. JanJaweed killed so many, raped so much put whole villages on fire even trowed babies alive in the fire. Therefor your so needed to speak for those who can't. I am grateful ya Fardita wa ibnati as they say in The Sudan, were with you always!

Nadra Mahdi
Sep 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Thank you very much for every comment that feel of my story .for your lights and nice sense of me.
Hope to you all the ..best

Asaad Ali
Sep 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Yes i support your voice and every word you wrote it .
Our women very stronger to challenge every situation and keep on
Thank you nadra for sharing .