Saturday, October 28, 2023

Sudan Evacuation: Glasgow Family Describes Perilous Journey to Safety


Einas Khojaly, a British national, had initially held out hope that the British would come to her rescue in Sudan, but after a while, she had given up hope. This was until the UK’s first evacuation flight carrying British citizens from Sudan landed in Cyprus on Tuesday. Khojaly’s father, Kamal Ahmed Khojaly, a heart surgeon, had described the fear in Khartoum as bombs struck and water stopped flowing.

The evacuation flight was part of the military’s attempt to get hundreds of British citizens out of the war-torn country during a 72-hour ceasefire. The British government has promised to continue to provide assistance to those in need and has urged other countries to do the same.

The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “We are doing all we can to support British nationals in Sudan, including providing assistance with flights and other forms of support. We urge other countries to do the same.”

The UK is also working with the United Nations and other international partners to ensure that aid is delivered to those in need. The UN has warned that the humanitarian situation in Sudan is deteriorating rapidly and that millions of people are at risk of starvation and disease.

The UK government has also called on all parties to the conflict to uphold the ceasefire and allow for the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid. The government has also urged all sides to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Einas Khojaly’s story is just one of many that have been affected by the conflict in Sudan. The UK is doing its best to help those in need and is urging other countries to do the same. The UK government is also working with international partners to ensure that aid is delivered to those in need and that a peaceful resolution is found.

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