Rescue efforts continue for Nepali in Sudan

Dainik Nepal May 01, 2023 | 19:27

Kathmandu: The government continues efforts for safety and rescue of Nepalis in Sudan amidst a challenging security situation there.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government is in regular contact with the Nepali citizens in the country in northeast Africa and the Nepali Embassy in Cairo of Egypt continues to update about their situation and rescue as well.

So far 30 Nepali citizens except those security personnel deputed for the UN peacekeeping missions there have come into contact with the Embassy. As per the request of the Embassy, the Saudi Arabia government cooperated to safely bring 19 Nepali from the Port Sudan to Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, according to Nepalese Consulate in Jeddah. Prior to this, a Nepali safely reached Jeddah and preparations are on to send them back to home.

Five, out of remaining 11 Nepali citizens who are in contact with the Nepali Embassy in Cairo, have already left for Port Sudan, efforts are on to transport one from Khartoum to Port Sudan and three have reached Port Sudan with the help of their employer company and are staying in a hotel on their own. Similarly, arrangements are in place to escort two from Khartoum to safety near the Egyptian border by their employer company.

The government has thanked all facilitating and cooperating it to undertake rescue for Nepali in Sudan that has been plunged into internal conflict for weeks. It is reported that the security situation is still not eased there and the government has urged the Nepali population there to stay safe and indoor except in emergency. The government has in emergency requested to call Deepak Ghimire (second secretary, Embassy) at Mobile/WhatsApp +201097772348, +201029606662 or email at eoncairo@mofa.gov.np.

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