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80 Ghanaians evacuated safely from Sudan

According to the Ministry, all six remaining Ghanaians were safely removed from the area through the Egyptian border crossing at Wadi Halfa.

“This brings the total number of Ghanaian nationals who have been evacuated safely from Sudan to eighty (80),” the spokesperson said.

After a week of violent battles between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Supply Forces, which have resulted in hundreds of casualties and shut off humanitarian supply to the capital city of Khartoum as well as other parts of Sudan, the government decided to evacuate the area.

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Since heavy fighting broke out between opposing forces in Sudan on April 15th, the United Nations estimates that more than 100,000 people have fled the country.

An additional 334,000 individuals have been uprooted within the borders of Sudan. In the event that fighting does not stop, officials have warned of a “full-blown catastrophe.”

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In the meantime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has praised the efforts of the other parties involved in making the evacuation possible and has urged any additional Ghanaians who are still in Sudan to make contact with government officials in order to receive aid and, ultimately, to be evacuated.

 

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