The Sierra Leone Embassy in Cairo, Egypt has said that there are plans to evacuate Sierra Leone Nationals in conflict Sudan.
“The Embassy in Cairo which is accredited to Sudan has the honour to inform the public that it is working in coordination with Egyptian Authorities for possible evacuation of Sierra Leoneans and other Africans,” the Embassy said in a press release on Monday afternoon.
The Embassy said that they are in “constant communication” with Sierra Leoneans in the conflict zone of Khartoum. It added that they have also been speaking with Sierra Leonean students in the country.
“Furtherance thereof, the Embassy also wishes to inform the general public that all Sierra Leoneans are safe,” the Embassy affirmed.
They urged Sierra Leonean Nationals to contact the Embassy in Cairo or the Egyptian Diplomatic Mission in Wadi Half, Northen Sudan.
The conflict in Sudan has left most of its neighbours worried as the situation becomes dire.
There are reports that over 70 percent of hospitals are closed while leaving over a million children at risk.
The fighting is mainly between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF). One faction is being led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan while the other is being led by rebel leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.