Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 12 May 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Uddin Baroness Uddin Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to communicate with British citizens in Sudan in the absence of internet and power for mobile phones.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The safety of all British nationals in Sudan remains our utmost priority, and the FCDO is working 24/7 to support remaining British nationals. This is a complex and fast-moving situation and there are issues with electricity supply and mobile and wi-fi signal. The FCDO is trying to reach British nationals in any way possible, from Facebook groups to text messages and phone calls. Information on communication flights has been clearly communicated through the media and reported on channels such as the BBC World Service. British nationals should check the latest Travel Advice. As of 2 May the UK has facilitated the departure of over 2300 passengers, of which over half were British nationals.

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