The government of Ghana has said that preparations are being made to evacuate its citizens from Sudan's Khartoum to Ethiopia.
This comes after a week of bloody fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, which has killed hundreds of people and blocked off humanitarian aid to the country's capital, Khartoum, and other regions.
A government news release claims that students are disproportionately impacted by the dispute among Ghanaians.
According to the report, all Ghanaians currently residing in Sudan are safe, and the Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt—which also holds dual accreditation with Sudan—is coordinating closely with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Honorary Consulate to ensure that all Ghanaians traveling to Ethiopia will do so safely.
The government wants to reassure everyone that every effort is being taken to secure the safety of their loved ones till they arrive in Ghana, especially the relatives and friends of Ghanaians in the Sudan.
For the purpose of maintaining peace and ensuring the safety of the Sudanese people, the government has joined the international community in pleading with the warring groups to halt hostilities and enable discussions to continue.