Abdulsalam sought asylum in the UK after experiencing violence at the hands of the Sudanese Government in their attacks against the black population in the Darfur region of Sudan. Abdulsalam shares his testimony in the hope that the raising awareness will provoke the world into responding to the genocide that continues to unfold there today.
Karim was born in Darfur in 1972 and grew up in the countryside near El Geneina. He comes from the Zaghawa tribe. Karim has two sisters and four brothers. His father was a farmer. Before the world came to know about the genocide in Darfur, Karim’s village was attacked.
Abdul Aziz Mustafa is a member of the Zaghawa people, and grew up in Darfur. At the age of 13 his family’s life was destroyed by persecution by the Sudanese Government. Abdul Aziz escaped Sudan by being smuggled on a lorry in an arduous 22 day journey.
This is a story about what can happen after escaping a genocide. It is a story of friendship and support. It is the story of three women from Darfur who are now building a life in the UK.
British diplomat Mukesh Kapila was head of the UN in Sudan and witnessed the start of the genocide in Darfur in April 2004. In this Untold Stories film he speaks about how he alerted the international media to what was happening.
Dr Mukesh Kapila CBE became the head of the United Nations’ operations in Sudan in 2003. He was based in the capital, Khartoum, and witnessed the Sudanese Government’s campaign to eliminate black African communities in the western region of the country known as Darfur.
Brian Steidle was a US monitor attached to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan. In 2004 he was sent to Darfur, where he witnessed horrendous crimes committed by fighters backed by the Sudanese Government. Brian has made a book and a film about Darfur to raise awareness of the Genocide taking place there.