Egypt to airlift nationals wishing to leave Sudan from Dongola Airport on Tuesday: Ministry



Sun, 21 May 2023 - 05:09 GMT


Sun, 21 May 2023 - 05:09 GMT

 AN-124 emergency landing at Dongola Airport in Sudan- CC via Wikimedia

AN-124 emergency landing at Dongola Airport in Sudan- CC via Wikimedia

CAIRO – 21 May 2023: The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called upon the Egyptian citizens in Sudan wishing to return home to gather at the Dongola Airport on Tuesday, the Ministry announced in a statement on Sunday evening.


The evacuation will occur by air before 6:00 A.M. local time, the Ministry added, confirming the continuation of evacuations from the Qastal border crossing and Arqeen border crossing.


The Crisis Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to receive calls, reports and inquiries from Egyptian citizens around the clock on the following numbers:












Egypt has started evacuation of its citizens along with nationals of different nationalities from Sudan since the outbreak of the military clashes between the Sudanese Army and the Sudanese Rapid Forces (SRF) in mid-April 2023.


As of May 10, 2023, a total of 81,172 People has crossed into Egypt from Sudan, including 76,135 Sudanese and 5,037 third-country national, according to data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced the UNHCR Egypt in a statement on May 13.


In the first days of the clashes, the number of displaced Sudanese through the southern land crossings between Egypt and Sudan, led by the Al-Qastal and Arqeen crossings, exceeded 14,000, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


In his speech at the Arab League Summit in Jeddah on May 19, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said: “A new crisis in Sudan is foreshadowing - if we do not cooperate to contain it- a prolonged conflict and catastrophic consequences for Sudan and the region.”





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