The collection, titled '+249' after Sudan's calling code, features photographs taken between 2018 and 2022 that showcases the beauty of a Sudan that was, but will hopefully return to be. By purchasing these photographs, you will be supporting these families in need- all proceeds will go directly to them.
As of August 6, 2023, Sudan has been embroiled in a brutal war for 114 days.
Due to looted and occupied homes and businesses, many families are financially devastated and unable to leave Sudan. The soaring prices of essentials like food, rent, and petrol further exacerbate their plight. Escaping is becoming increasingly expensive, with hyperinflated travel expenses requiring each family to raise tens of thousands of dollars.
Updates on the distribution of funds will be posted on my social media accounts and website (rayanelnayal.com). The money will directly go to family members and friends I personally know.
For more information on the situation in Sudan, you can read these articles:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/17/sudan-conflict-three-months-on