Key Highlights From the News:
- UK military flights have been dispatched to Khartoum for the evacuation of British citizens trapped in the conflict zone.
- Priority will be given to those with British passports, with families containing children and/or the elderly, or individuals with medical conditions taking precedence.
- Around 4,400 Britons are believed to be in Sudan, with 2,000 of them already registering with the Foreign Office for help to leave the country. The situation in the country remains volatile, and the evacuation plans could change without notice.
The evacuation comes after a Sunday operation that saw the UK withdraw its diplomats from the area due to the ongoing violence. The Foreign Office has urged UK citizens not to make their way to the airfield without being called to avoid further danger.