We rescued dozens from war in Sudan, now we're looking ahead


Posted March 27, 2024 | Updated on Mar 27, 2024

Sami al-Gada and Hassan Tibwa were students at the International University of Africa when the war in Sudan broke out. Neither thought the war would last longer than a few days. They were wrong.

Soon, the pair of friends realized the place they called home was forever changed. They began to assist people stuck in downtown Khartoum who were trying to escape the violence. It wasn’t a move they planned, but they knew they couldn’t sit by.

What started as helping one person turned into helping dozens evacuate before it was time for the students to leave the country themselves. “We are hoping one day to get back to life,” Tibwa said.