About Niemat Ahmadi
Niemat Ahmadi is from in Kebkabiya, North Darfur, Sudan. Ahmadi has testified that Janjaweed and Sudanese militia attacks began as early as 2001 in the area around Kebkabiya. This was before armed rebels made their initial devastating assault against a government airfield in 2003, generally considered the start of the conflict.
Ahmadi worked with community leaders to help victims of these attacks. She witnessed the results of horrifying abuses against civilians, including women and young girls who had been gang-raped.
Because of her work aiding victims, Ahmadi herself became a target of two assassination attempts. As a result, she fled Sudan.
She eventually made her way to the United States, where she is an activist with the Save Darfur Coalition working on behalf of Darfurian victims. She hopes one day to return and help rebuild Darfur's destroyed communities.