The UK has come under criticism for appearing relatively slow to act when evacuating UK citizens from Sudan.
Although the UK evacuated embassy staff on Sunday, other countries such as France and Germany have airlifted other civilians.
Germany has so far evacuated over 400 people from Sudan, including people from the UK, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic, conducting operations from the airbase from late on Sunday.
Finally the UK will begin evacuation flights for 2,000-plus Britons trapped in Sudan. Ben Wallace, speaking at a defence select committee, would not give a precise time on when flights out would start,
Aid agencies operating in Sudan said that the 72-hour ceasefire between the army and RSF paramilitaries appeared to be largely holding
For some people it reminded them of Dominic Raab’s refusal to speak to some Foreign Office staff he considered “time-wasters” led to “blockages” during the Afghanistan evacuation.
Dominic Raab had to reveal he did not go paddleboarding while Kabul fell – because “the sea was actually closed” at his five-star beach resort in Crete.
Sudan situation is ‘fundamentally different’ to Afghan one, says foreign secretary, covering his back.
Tobias Ellwood slammed Ben Wallace for the UK delay in helping UK citizens sooner.
Kay Burley also wanted to know why they were not evacuated earlier.
This video is shocking.
Dr Jennifer Cassidy shared the video and wrote: “Heartbreaking video: “My dad declined invites for evacuation as he was promised evacuated by the British Embassy. Next thing we know by press release: ‘we’ve completed our successful evacuation, the Embassy is shut.’ My dad is waiting for you. They’ve all left without him.”
France has managed to evacuate people while the UK seems to have sat on the fence for too long.