THE UK is ready to launch an additional evacuation flight from Port Sudan tomorrow as over 2,000 have escaped from the war-torn nation.
The federal government stated right now the additional flight is scheduled to depart on Could 1, for these trapped in Sudan after the deadline to make it to the evacuation flights expired on Saturday.
Overseas Secretary James Cleverly stated rescue efforts would proceed from the east of Sudan as Britain and its worldwide allies advocate for a long-term ceasefire.
The UK has evacuated 2,122 folks on 23 flights from the Wadi Saeedna airfield close to Khartoum.
He stated: “The UK has now airlifted over 2,100 folks to security from Sudan, in what has been the biggest and longest evacuation of any Western nation.
“I wish to thank all of these working to ship this evacuation and guarantee as many individuals as doable are dropped at security.
“Evacuation flights have ended from Wadi Saeedna however our rescue efforts proceed from Port Sudan.
“We proceed to do every little thing in our energy to safe a long-term ceasefire, a secure transition to civilian rule and an finish the violence in Sudan.”
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace stated: “I’m grateful to our armed forces who’ve ensured there was a substitute for Wadi Saeedna and who’re at present supporting FCDO and Border Pressure workers to facilitate the rescue effort.
“HMS Lancaster and the RAF are additionally there in help of HMG.”
It comes as Brits had been warned on Saturday they had until midday to reach the airfield on the outskirts of Khartoum for the evacuation flights.
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