RBKC Labour Opposition Group, 4th May 2020
117 British Citizens and Residents Stranded in Sudan – North Kensington Labour Councillors ask Foreign Secretary to fly them back to the U.K.
RBKC Labour Group Leader, Cllr Pat Mason, has written to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab MP, asking him to act urgently to rescue 117 British citizens stranded in Sudan with little hope of leaving unless the government charters an aircraft to fly them out.
They are running out of food and money, they cannot afford commercial flights even if the Sudanese government had not closed Khartoum Airport and have been harassed by soldiers in recent days.
Cllr Pat Mason said, “I’ve asked Dominic Raab to fund a charter flight to rescue our 117 citizens in Sudan from the £75million the government has set aside to fly home stranded British travellers. The government knows these people are stranded with no means to return home but have so far failed to take the urgent action needed”.
Pat Mason, Councillor, Leader of the Labour Opposition Group