100 Indonesian Citizens Return Home After Phase IV of Repatriation Efforts from Sudan

- 02 May 2023 15:17 WIB
Indonesian citizens return home after being evacuated from Sudan.
Indonesian citizens return home after being evacuated from Sudan.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The fourth and final phase of repatriation for Indonesian citizens in Sudan has been successfully completed, with 100 citizens returning to Indonesia on May 2 via Garuda Indonesia aircraft.

With this phase, a total of 929 Indonesian citizens have returned to their homeland, having been evacuated from conflict areas in Sudan through Jeddah, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed gratitude to the relevant Ministries and Institutions that had supported the evacuation efforts and the handling of Indonesian evacuees in the country.

The returned citizens will stay at the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory in East Jakarta for further treatment by the relevant Ministries/Institutions before being sent back to their home areas.

Also Read: Indonesia Successfully Evacuates 385 Citizens from the Ongoing Civil War in Sudan

The conflict in Sudan between the Sudan Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces began on April 15, 2023, prompting the Indonesian Embassy in Khartoum to declare Alert II status on April 16, 2023.

As the situation escalated, the Embassy declared a Standby I status on April 20, 2023.

The repatriation process was carried out in three stages, with 385 citizens returning in phase one, 363 in phase two, and 75 in phase three.

The six remaining citizens returned to Indonesia independently.

"Alhamdulillah [Praise be to God], the repatriation of our citizens from Sudan has been completed," said the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi.

She also expressed appreciation for the cooperation between the Government of Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia in the evacuation process.

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