Citizens, residents and foreign tourists in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, are struggling to escape the horrors of the 11-day war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, some of whom complain about the long waiting hours for a seat on transportation, as well as the doubly high ticket prices.
In its episode on (2023/4/25), the "Shabakat" program monitored a model of this suffering, through what the Egyptian YouTuber and traveler Ahmed Al-Badawi, who was stuck in Sudan since the beginning of the recent events, faced as he documented his diaries in it and the living conditions of the Sudanese in light of the continuous clashes.
As events intensified, Al-Badawi decided to leave Sudan, but he was surprised that getting out of the capital was no longer easy, as was the case in the past, as obtaining a seat on a bus requires waiting hours and perhaps days on the street, in addition to a significant rise in the prices of one seat.
In one of his videos, the Egyptian YouTuber said that the situation has become very difficult, and despite the solidarity of the people of the country from the Sudanese, their support and presentation of it on themselves, but he had to wait for long periods, as the numbers wishing to leave are large, pointing at the same time to the doubling of the price of the seat and its arrival to the equivalent of $ 300.
Exploitation and price increase
The Shabakat program monitored part of the interaction of tweeters with this suffering faced by al-Badawi and others in escaping Khartoum and the difficulties of reaching the border areas with Egypt.
This includes what Israa advised the Egyptian traveler and others through her tweet, "Oh I wish you would move without coordination with the Egyptian embassy, because this is a danger to you, and at least so that they know where you are if something bad happens, God forbid."
While a Sudanese tweeted through an account called "A man who is not repeated by time" by saying, "We as Sudanese apologize to you. We're under fire too. We did not want your memories of Sudan to be bombing and terror but it is God's will. We reiterate our apologies, and God willing, this tampering will end soon."
In the context of regret for this situation, Ahmed wrote, "The Sudanese are people of generosity and virility, and you are a stranger in their country and Malhoof, but the righteousness of Khartoum is to keep you away from danger, and the Sudanese are walking over their heads."
Mukhtar al-Rasheed Abdul Rahim said that Sudan's state of war is a natural cause of exploitation and price increases.
Al-Badawi eventually managed to get out of Khartoum and reach the Arqin border crossing with Egypt, where they stretched 850 kilometers north.
In war situations, people usually resort to capitals as the last and most fortified refuge, but in the case of Sudan, the main theater of war is the capital, Khartoum.
With the intensification of the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, life has become more difficult, as residential neighborhoods are no longer isolated from the circle of targeting and confrontation, and food and necessary for living are scarce, and the capital's residents are racing to escape from them to other cities or countries.