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Bangladesh brings 136 citizens back home from war-torn Sudan
May 8th, 2023 at 1:58 pm
Bangladesh brings 136 citizens back home from war-torn Sudan

by Staff Correspondent,

Dhaka – Some 136 Bangladeshi citizens have returned home after the authorities have evacuated them from the war-battered African country Sudan, officials said on Monday.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carried them from the Saudi Arabina city of Jeddah, where they were brought by a Saudi military aircraft from Port Sudan.

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed received the Bangladeshi nationals at the Dhaka airport in the morning.

Many countries evacuated its nationals in the face of infighting between Sudanese army and the paramilitary forces began in early April. The situation deteriorated after the coup in Sudan over the country’s power, led by Army Chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Chief of Paramilitary Forces General Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo engaged in armed conflict.

Earlier on May 3, some 650 Bangladeshi nationals reached risking their lives reached Port Sudan from the capital Khartoum. Among them, according to a Saudi embassy release, 135 were carried to Jeddah by three military aircrafts on Sunday. Mohammad Zabed Patwary, the Bangladesh envoy in Saudi Arabia, received them.

Diplomatic sources said nearly 1,500 Bangladeshi live in Sudan. Some 700 of them have shown interest to get back home amid the armed conflict.