15 images Created 5 Mar 2019
Following the government-mandated expulsion of all humanitarian groups from Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, the Antonov aircraft began terrorizing the Nuba people, dropping more than 4,080 bombs on hospitals, schools, marketplaces and churches. Today, vestiges of the Antonov riddle the landscapes of daily life, where more than 1 million Nuba live in famine conditions – quietly enduring the humanitarian blockade intended to drive them out of the region. As a new government directs national resources and attention toward Khartoum, the skies of the Nuba Mountains are mostly clear. Yet the collective memory of the bombings remains an open wound, and the Antonov itself a persistent threat. So frequent were the attacks that the Nuba people nicknamed the high flying aircraft and its dismal hum: "Gafal-nia ja,” they would declare, running to the hillsides. “The loss of appetite has come."