Ghana’s Foreign Ministry has disclosed that preparations are underway to evacuate Ghanaians stranded in Sudan following the military conflict in that country.
A press release issued by the Ministry said the Ghanaian embassy in Egypt with concurrent accreditation to Sudan, together with the Ghana Honorary Consulate in Khartoum, is putting arrangements in place for the evacuation.
“A number of Ghanaian nationals, particularly students, have been affected by the conflict,” said the statement, noting that all of Ghanaian nationals are safe.
“The government of Ghana joins the international community to appeal to the warring factions to cease fire and allow negotiations to resume for the sake of peace and safety of the people of Sudan,” the release added.
Battles raging in Sudan have sparked operations to evacuate foreign citizens and embassy staff by road, air and sea.
According to United Nations (UN) figures, more than 420 people have been killed and thousands wounded since fighting broke out on April 15.