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Kenya plans to evacuate 3,000 citizens in Sudan amid a crisis


NAIROBI, April 18 (IANS) Kenya has announced plans to evacuate 3,000 of its citizens in Sudan amid ongoing violent clashes that have so far killed 185 people.

Roselyn Njogo, Principal Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Expatriate Affairs, told the media here that despite the closure of Sudanese airspace, the country has set up a multi-agency technical team that monitors the evolving situation on a real-time basis, Xinhua news reports. an agency.

“We are putting together all the logistics required to evacuate our nationals as soon as Sudan’s airspace is open and there is the capacity to transport people safely,” Njogo said.

The clashes, which broke out on April 15, spread to many parts of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and other areas outside the capital.

Njogo noted that Kenya is committed to ensuring that all of its citizens are safely rescued and repatriated if their lives are in danger or in the event of a humanitarian crisis.

It also appealed to the warring parties to embrace peace and dialogue to resolve their differences.

– Jans


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