Artists in Sudan Portray Smuggling and Trafficking - Amany Ibrahim Mohammed
25-year-old Amany Ibrahim Mohammed depicts the complex web of human trafficking in her paintings in this collection of artwork from East Sudan.
Name: The Illusion Key
Description: Many asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants are sold a false picture that moving irregularly is the only means to a better life away from poverty, war, oppression, and restrictions on freedoms. They are misled with tales that the journeys are easy, but they are oblivious of the immense horrific dangers that await them on transit while crossing the sea and in the destination countries.
Name: The battle of the octopus of human trafficking VS The UNHCR
Description: Human trafficking takes shape in many forms and can be compared to a ruthless giant octopus with many tentacles that brutally kidnaps and exploits vulnerable people for money in different ways, while UNHCR fights this by protecting refugees and other people of concern from this danger through awareness and other activities.
Name: Traders of false dreams
Description: Many human traffickers, including those engaged in organ trafficking, use false job adverts to lure and recruit people, who they then exploit. Desperate for a better life, many asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants fall for these tricks, where many meet untimely deaths in the hands of traffickers.
Amany is a medical student at Kassala University Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, in East Sudan. She is a member of a group called Talent from the inside. She started doing art as a hobby in childhood and continued pursuing it more seriously in High School. When she joined University, she met other painters and they formed a group. She is very passionate about fine arts and for her, this is a universal language of communicating with the world as it is understood by all…the young, the old, the illiterate, and the educated.
She likes doing portraiture, nature, still life, and Arabic Calligraphy. She has participated in exhibitions organized by Talent from the inside, SMAfrica, Final exhibition of TOT Course, and one organized by a youth Program Called 'Treat'. She has also done murals addressing many social issues which include peaceful coexistence and disease prevention. These were done in Primary schools, universities, libraries, and hospitals across the Kassala State.
Her mantra is that every day is a new chance to be the best of you.