YEMEN Press Agency

About 5,930 Yemeni student get stranded in Port Sudan

KHARTOUM, May 09 (YPA) – About 5,930 Yemeni students have been stranding in the Sudanese port as a result of the war erupting in the country on April 15, 2023.

According to a Yemeni student in Sudan told Yemen Press Agency, the number of stranded Yemenis in the city of Port Sudan reached 5,930 as of last Friday, including 1,357 children and 1,571 women, representing 200 families and 1,500 students.

The source confirmed that the Yemeni embassy in Khartoum was lying about the real numbers of Yemenis stranded in the port of Sudan, which published that the number of those stranded in the very hot city of Sudan did not exceed 3,000.

The source added that 300 Yemeni children present the “Rim Al-Dhahabi” wedding hall in the city of Port Sudan have been infected during the past two weeks with several diseases, especially diarrhea, as a result of the spread of mosquitoes and flies and the lack of disinfectants and cleaning tools.

He pointed out that among the stranded are pregnant women, 13 of whom miscarried, a woman died of a heart attack, and another woman, with two of her children, were killed in a traffic accident, in addition to there are many patients taking turns on an oxygen cylinder.

The student appealed to benefactors and countries to quickly evacuate them from Sudan, after the “government loyal to the coalition” abandoned them, explaining that a delegate from the embassy promised to transport them all by ship to the port of Aden, which has not happened so far.

Earlier, the foreign affairs of the coalition-backed government indicated in previous statements that the total number of Yemenis stranded in Sudan reached between 2,700 and 3,000.