Life in Nuba
Snapshots of daily life in the midst of the conflict
Nafeer is an Arabic word used to describe the act of calling on the community for help with work. Deeply rooted in Sudanese culture, Nafeer influences all communities in the country. People sing, tell jokes and encourage one another as they work, often sharing a meal after. Neighbors could be called for help rebuilding a home or planting the seasonal crop.
Watch how Nafeer shapes the way Nubans harvest peanuts.
Bombs fall in the Nuba Mountains every day. When they explode, they destroy houses, crops, communities and lives. When they don’t explode, they often stand like untouched sculptures, threatening danger at any minute. Many civilians – including children – have been injured by these bombs. But for those who choose to stay in the Nuba Mountains, the bombs can sometimes prove useful.
Watch how Nubans recycle these bombs, putting them to use in their everyday lives.
More than Victims…
Often, the only stories and images coming from South Kordofan portray hunger, violence and desperation. But the Nuba Mountains is so much more than that. In this space, Nuba Reports will regularly post short video snapshots of daily life and culture, in an effort to show who the Nuban people are, in addition to what is happening to them.
The first snapshot illustrates how refugees have created a sense of normalcy and community in their new homes in Yida, South Sudan.