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Sudan conflict: About 300 Moroccans repatriated

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A second plane carrying 157 Moroccan nationals repatriated from Sudan arrives at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

A second plane of Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc coming from Sudan landed early Wednesday afternoon at Mohammed V airport, carrying 157 Moroccan nationals evacuated from Sudan, after the deterioration of the security situation in this country.

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A first plane of RAM had arrived on Wednesday morning at Mohammed V airport, carrying 136 Moroccans from Sudan. Thus, the total number of Moroccan nationals repatriated from this sister country amounts to 293 people.

The evacuation of Moroccans from Sudan is taking place following King Mohammed VI’s instructions to ensure the repatriation of Moroccan nationals from this country in the best conditions.

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On Monday, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates said that “following the recent events in the Republic of Sudan and the deterioration of the security situation in this brotherly country, King Mohammed VI has given His High Instructions to ensure the repatriation of Moroccan nationals from this country.”

“In accordance with the High Royal Instructions, the services of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Sudan have, in a first phase, organized a land caravan from the capital Khartoum to the city of Port Sudan, which benefited more than 200 Moroccan nationals established in Sudan or whose presence in this country coincided with this difficult domestic situation,” added the ministry, specifying that this land caravan arrived Monday evening safely in the city of Port-Sudan.

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At least 512 people have been killed and close to 4,200 wounded in nearly two weeks of conflict between the army and a rival paramilitary force – the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) – which are locked in a power struggle that threatens to destabilise the wider region.


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