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Some Rwandans living in Sudan have fled to Djibouti

Smoke rises behind a mosque as fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces raged for a fifth day, in Khartoum, Sudan on April 19, 2023. Panorama via Getty Images

The government of Rwanda has announced that 70 Rwandans are in Sudan, none of them have lost their lives or been injured in the ongoing fighting in that country.

Currently, there are Rwandans who have fled and arrived in countries neighboring Sudan, including Djibouti.

A total of 338 foreigners, including some Rwandans living in Sudan, were evacuated from Khartoum due to the ongoing fighting between the opposition forces and the government of Sudan.

The Government of Rwanda announces that from this week, Rwandans and other foreigners living or working in Sudan will continue to be evacuated.

“There are 70 Rwandans living in that country, most of them are working in the United Nations, and others are in the private sector. The Embassy of Rwanda in Sudan in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign are pursuing them so that they can leave that country” Said Alain Mukurarinda, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Government of Rwanda

Rwandans in Sudan are asked to comply with the instructions they are receiving.

Starting on the 15th April, fighting started again in Sudan, especially in the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum.

Since the fighting continued until the 23rd of this month, over 420 people lost their lives while over 3,700 were injured.

As mentioned in the joint press release from the France Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Minister for the Armed Forces, evacuation operations that have been launched in Khartoum are continuing. Two new rotations were ensured by the means of the Air and Space Force, between Khartoum and Djibouti at the end of the day on April 23 and then in the morning of April 24, with each time a hundred people on board.

These rotations made it possible to evacuate 388 people, including French nationals who wanted to, as well as a significant number of citizens of other countries, particularly European ones (Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, -Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland) but also African (South Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan), American (United States, Canada) and Asia (India, Japan, Philippines).

In order to coordinate this operation, the French Embassy in Sudan and the crisis and support center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, which has set up a crisis cell since April 15, have been in contact standing with our nationals on site and all our partners.

The Ministries for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Armed Forces are continuing their efforts to ensure the safety of our compatriots.

Panorama

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