Over the past month, the looting of property in Sudan, including private cars, has increased, and videos documenting the looting by soldiers in paramilitary uniforms breaking into homes and looting homes, shops and citizens' cars have spread on social media.

To confront the phenomenon of looting, a youth group launched an initiative called "Your Key" to help citizens recover their lost or looted cars, which before the war were active in selling and renting cars, as it has so far monitored the disappearance of 1118,<> cars.

The initiative has received hundreds of reports of missing cars and cars on the streets of Khartoum without an owner, and has already succeeded in returning some cars to their owners.

Great initiative

The "Shabakat" program (2023/6/8) continued the interaction of the Sudanese with the initiative, including Ahmed's celebration through a tweet in which he wrote, "A great initiative and confirms our conviction that peoples have only some of them. Those fighting for power are friends of yesterday and the Sudanese don't care."

Abu Muzaffar Qureshi suggested that the initiators make lists of stolen cars and hand them over to the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to address Chad and South Sudan, and ask them not to allow trading in these cars, provided that their owners bear the cost of deportation.

Ali Abu Talal wrote, "The Sudanese citizen suffers between death by the bullets of war. We don't see any politician talking except that he has warned, discussed, negotiated, etc., all to polish himself. The people are aware and history is recorded."

Wad Kafi tweeted, "This victorious war is a loser, those who die on both sides are Sudanese, civilians are killed and injured, the infrastructure that is being destroyed is Sudanese, the capital that is burning is the Sudanese capital."

Ahmed Al-Moataz, founder of the application, which later became the initiative for Shabakat program, said that the application was originally aimed at facilitating the sale and rental of cars inside Sudan, but this goal has become impossible since the outbreak of the war, which caused the suspension of many activities.

"We decided to shift our activity to help citizens who lost their cars recover them, by publishing the data of those lost cars on our private pages and social networking sites, and whenever a car appears, we contact its owner," he said.

He pointed out that they receive about 200 complaints per day, and that this rate continues over the last two weeks, pointing out that they have succeeded in returning some cars to their owners, as thieves leave them for various reasons, foremost of which is running out of fuel or malfunctioning.

It is noteworthy that with the approach of the end of the second month of the war between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, civilians are still the most affected by the scourge of war, as statistics indicate the displacement of about one million Sudanese since the start of the war, while those who remained in Khartoum are bombed or looted due to the state of lawlessness.