In the response to a user on the Twitter account of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who reacted to the fact that their passports were left in the closed Dutch Embassy, the expression “We recommend that you apply for a new passport from the local authorities” was used.
In response to a user named “Wasil Ali Taha”, who stated that he wanted to get his passports back without a visa for travel purposes, he shared, “We are sorry for the situation you are in. We had to close the embassy and evacuate the staff. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot return your passports to you.”
While reacting to the sharing of the Ministry on social media, due to the fact that many people could not deliver their passports to their owners during the evacuation process, the recommendation from local authorities in conflict to apply for a new passport was described as “humiliating”.
160 Dutch evacuated
In the statement made on the Twitter account of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was reported that 160 citizens in the country were evacuated due to the clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) since April 15.
The statement said, “As a result of 7 evacuation flights from Sudan, we evacuated at least 160 Dutch citizens. 85 more people from 18 different countries were evacuated from the country with Dutch evacuation flights.”
In the statement, it was noted that the evacuation process continues.