MEA comes to the rescue in Sudan
Clashes between pro and anti-government forces have caused huge damage to property and have resulted in many human casualties. The Ministry of External Affiars has been swift in its communication, strategy and actions to secure the safety of Indian citizens in South Sudan. Mrs. Sushma Swaraj has quickly and effectively communicated to all Indian citizens not to panic. She has assured all the citizens to stay calm even as she assured the Indian government has taken stock of the situation and will act appropriately to secure the safety of citizens.
The Ministry of External Affairs has sought Indian citizens to register themselves at the Indian embassy. An email id and phone numbers (please find below) have been created so that Indians in Sudan can communicate their requirements for evacuation from Sudan.
Phone Numbers : 211955589611, +211925502025, +211956942720, +211955318587
It is worthwhile noting that
1. There has been a law and order breakdown in South Sudan and 2500 Indian soldiers belonging to the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) are in the country. Nearly 150 of them are placed at Juba, the epicentre of the conflict.
2. A considerable amount of the Indian soldiers are there from the Maharashtra police force. In the conflict zone is also the Deputy Commissioner and four other junior officers.
The Logical Indian appeals to Indian citizens to help MEA in spreading the information (email id and phone numbers mentioned above in the article) to Indian citizens abroad. We applaud Mrs Sushma Swaraj’s efforts in securing the safety of Indian citizens, their quick and effective communication.