25 Apr 2023

UK begins large-scale evacuation of diplomats and citizens from Sudan

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

One RAF plane with British nationals on board has already left Sudan and “many more” will follow, Rishi Sunak has promised, claiming the UK was now able to evacuate people safely in “very significant numbers”.

Thousands of Sudanese refugees have been heading for neighbouring Chad and South Sudan and the UN has warned more than a quarter of a million people could end up being displaced by the fighting.