War-weary Syrians find unlikely shelter in Sudan capital

A worker inspects foodstocks at the Eve Kitchen -- Hawa Kitchen in Arabic -- in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on November 25, 2015Among the simmering pots and sizzling grills of a Khartoum kitchen, Umm Mohammed has escaped from the thunderous shelling that forced her to flee Aleppo, joining a growing number of Syrians finding an unlikely shelter in Sudan. The 50-year-old now cooks Middle Eastern dishes in the Hawa Kitchen in Khartoum, along with 24 others on a project to support Syrians who have arrived since 2011. While many Syrians fleeing the conflict still aim for Europe or neighbouring Turkey, a shared language and similarities in culture has made Sudan an alternative for some, the United Nations says.

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