The Kenyan government is planning to evacuate about 3,000 citizens currently living in or visiting Sudan, should the current situation in Khartoum escalate into a humanitarian crisis.
The country’s Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs has set up a multi-agency technical team, that is currently monitoring the situation and is preparing to support Kenyans in Sudan through humanitarian assistance and emergency evacuation if need be.
Kenya’s Principal Secretary for the State Department of Diaspora Affairs Roseline Njogu said the state’s diaspora in Sudan and their relatives in Kenya can reach out to the ministry in case of any emergencies through provided emergency lines (+24 9900194854/ +2540114757002) as the government works out a plan to return them home.
“We are committed to ensuring that all Kenyans are safely rescued and brought home should the situation warrant it,” Ms Njogu said at a news conference on Monday.
Sudan hasn’t known peace for the last four days after clashes broke out in major cities between the country’s army and paramilitary forces in a supremacy battle, even as several leaders in the region call on the warring factions to peacefully resolve their difference.