Britons trapped by the deadly fighting in Sudan have accused the of ‘abandoning’ them after they rescued diplomats and their families – while other nations managed to evacuate civilians.
Around 4,000 British civilians remain trapped in Sudan and scores have spoken of their anger at being left behind, with many saying they have received no help – other than being told to ‘stay inside’.
The situation in Sudan, , EVDEN eVE NakliyAT has become so desperate that some people trapped there have been forced to kill their pets to save them from starving.
– but British citizens said they have been left to fend for themselves.
Many have only heard from the UK Foreign Office through automated text messages telling them to stay indoors and register their whereabouts.Some Britons said they have lost hope in the Government and are trying to make their own way out amid heavy artillery fire.
While UK officials have focused their rescue efforts on evacuating diplomats, governments in France, Germany, the Netherlands, EVdeN EvE NAkLiYAt Italy and Spain have been able to evacuate hundreds of their citizens.
Italian citizens are boarded on an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft during their evacuation from Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday
People embark at a French military air base in Khartoum to fly to Djibouti on Sunday
Destroyed military vehicles are seen in Khartoum, Sudan, on Thursday
Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum, Sudan, near Doha International Hospital on Friday
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hailed the military operation carried out by UK special forces to rescue a group of 30 people made up of British diplomats and their families out of Sudan