No confirmed deaths among Egyptian community in Sudan so far: Emigration minister

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Apr 2023

Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Soha Gendy said on Monday that there have been no confirmed deaths among the Egyptian community in Sudan in the wake of the ongoing deadly clashes in the neighbouring country.

Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Soha Gendy. File/Ministry of Emigration


Gendy had a video call with 100 Egyptian students in Sudan and a number of their parents.

During the call, she confirmed that the ministry was regularly communicating with both the Egyptian embassy and consulate and the Egyptian community in Sudan.

The minister stressed that the students should refrain from leaving their houses until the situation becomes stable.

She added that the ministry is studying all scenarios and alternatives as exams draw nearer.

The Ministry of Emigration seeks to assess the extent of danger that the Egyptian students are currently facing in Sudan to review the possibility of setting an urgent evacuation plan based on developments on the ground, Gendy noted.

In this regard, the minister urged the students to fill in the online registration form sent to them to enable the ministry to follow up on their situation and quickly intervene when required.

On Saturday, Gendy said that the ministry is closely monitoring the situation in Sudan to ensure the safety of around 10,000 Egyptians in the country, including 5,000 students.

The Egyptian embassy in Khartoum has urged expatriates in Sudan to exercise maximum caution by staying away from the areas of ongoing fighting and refraining from unnecessary movements until the situation stabilises.

All Egyptians in Sudan can call the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum at: (00249183) 777646 – 766183

Meanwhile, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese told Egyptian state news agency MENA on Monday that all followers of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sudan are safe.


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