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Handwritten Letters a Lifeline in War-devastated Region of Darfur

With no cell service or phone calls, people in Sudan’s war-ravaged western region of Darfur are resorting to a bygone means of communication: handwritten letters, carried by taxi drivers. In the safety of El Daein, 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast, letters are often the only way to get news in and out of the third-biggest city in Sudan and the site of brutal battles between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).