On Wednesday morning, the first Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane carrying 136 Moroccan nationals who were evacuated from Sudan landed at Mohammed V Airport. This evacuation comes as a result of the deteriorating security situation in Sudan and is in line with the instructions from King Mohammed VI to ensure the repatriation of Moroccan nationals from the country.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad had previously stated on Monday, stating that the King had given instructions for the repatriation of Moroccan nationals from Sudan due to the recent events and the worsening security situation in the country.
As per the royal instructions, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Sudan organized a land caravan in the first phase to transport over 200 Moroccan nationals from the capital Khartoum to the city of Port Sudan. This caravan was intended for Moroccan nationals residing in Sudan or those whose presence in the country coincided with the difficult internal situation. The land caravan arrived safely in Port Sudan on Monday evening.
In addition to the land caravan, King Mohammed VI also ordered the organization of airlift in coordination with Royal Air Maroc to ensure the safe repatriation of Moroccan nationals and their families from Sudan. This measure aims to ensure that the repatriation is carried out under the best possible conditions.
The security situation in Sudan has been deteriorating since April 15th, with violent clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.