"Don't give money to begging children!" Top 5 Page for this destination Khartoum Warnings Or Dangers Tip by redsaga

Khartoum Warnings and Dangers: 28 reviews and 13 photos

In Khartoum it's hard to avoid small hands reaching out for money, but please don't fall for their begging eyes and torn clothes. If you do, their parents will make sure that they continue begging which means that they won't be able to go to school, which we all know is a bad consequence. My best advice of how to handle the situation is to give them a friendly patronizing encouragement, a broad smile and say "al-hamdulillah!" which means something like "thanks to God" or "allah kareem". The reaction will most likely be that they laugh (I haven't figured out if it's because you say something in arabic or if it's because of the meaning of what you say) and leave you alone.

If you really can't stand to deny a child, buy him/her a bottle of soft drink and/or something to eat and then walk away with a good conscience. There are better and more effective ways to do something for the poor in Khartoum.

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2006
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