160 Sudanese Nationals Evacuated From Libya

The Sudanese Government has evacuated 160 of its citizens that were stranded in Libya, a statement said on Saturday.

The statement by the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs the returnees were evacuated in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Khartoum Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

The Ministry said in a statement that in cooperation with the IOM, it has been evacuating Sudanese citizens from Libya since June 1, 2019.

It added that the evacuation flights totalled 13 to date, carrying in excess of 5,000 Sudanese migrants back to their homeland.

Meanwhile, Sudanese authorities evacuated 43 villages because of flooding that claimed at least 100 lives.

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The government has declared a state of emergency for three months due to the disaster that has caused the death of at least 100 people and the collapse of 40,000 houses.

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