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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

More evacuated from Sudan

Norway’s foreign ministry was relieved when its ambassador to Sudan and two other diplomats could finally be evacuated from Khartoum during the weekend. By Tuesday morning nearly 30 other Norwegian citizens had been brought to safety as an international evacuation effort continued.

They were all caught in the crossfire between Sudan’s government forces and the paramilitary group RSF. As a new ceasefire seemed to be holding on Tuesday, flights were being set up from Khartoum to Amman and Djibouti with help from one of the Norwegian military’s large Hercules transport planes.

The foreign ministry reported that it has registered more than 90 people in Sudan with ties to Norway, all of whom are seeking evacuation from the war-torn country. All humanitarian organizations have had to suspend work because of the dangerous situation.

The French Embassy in Oslo confirmed to state broadcaster NRK that it had helped in the evacuation of the diplomats and a Norwegian police officer stationed in the Sudan. They were driven along with 25 diplomats from the Swedish Embassy in Khartoum and aid workers in a convoy with other French evacuees escorted by French soldiers, bound for a military airbase north of the capital.

NewsinEnglish.no staff

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