144 Malawians in civil war hit Sudan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs says there are now 144 Malawians living in war torn Sudan.
This is a rise from 100 Malawians registered with the Malawi Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
The ministry says some have already crossed the border to Ethiopia where they are receiving assistance.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson John Kabaghe said those who have crossed the border are being assisted by staff from the Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Kabaghe said plans to repatriate them back to Malawi are in progress.
He said the government will do all it can to repatriate its citizens to either Ethiopia or Egypt enroute to Malawi.
An International Relations expert, Maclan Kanyangwa has since asked the ministry of Foreign Affairs to expedite the repatriation process.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is urging Malawians living in Sudan to register with the Malawi embassy in Egypt in the wake of war in the northeastern African nation.
Over 300 people have been killed in Sudan since the civil war between Sudan’s military and a paramilitary broke out a week ago
Kabaghe, Public Relations Officer for the Ministry says the registration can be done through the deputy head of mission in Cairo.
“The registration can be done through, Dr. Shoab Mzoma, Deputy Head of Mission Malawi Embassy, Cairo. Email: [email protected] or WhatsApp: +201067506995,” he said.
Among others, the ministry has requested the Malawians to include, name, gender, location and contact numbers in their registration.
The government is urging the citizens to stay safe and exercise vigilance at all times.
Reports indicate that most of the fighting is happening in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, however, clashes are reported across the country.
Currently, over 300 people have reportedly been killed and over three thousand have been injured in the ongoing fighting.