Sudan crisis: Family stranded at border for a month

A family who fled the fighting in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, say they have been stuck on the border with Egypt for nearly a month waiting for visas.

Nakapi Samba, a 24-year-old university student, arrived in Wadi Halfa with with her three siblings and parents on 30 April.

The family, originally from South Sudan, have been living in a mosque since the end of April as they wait for their visas to be granted.

“The situation here is not easy. We are laying on the floor. There is no access for good water,” Ms Samba told BBC Focus on Africa radio.

With no income, she says her family will soon run out of money – and everything comes at a price in border town, including going to the toilet.

“If you want something you have to pay for it.

“We can buy things in the market but we have no access for firewood to cook. We only buy ready food and snacks.

“The money [my parents] have saved won’t be enough for us for a long time. Only God can help us.”

Source: BBC