Home » Japan to send SDF planes to Djibouti to evacuate nationals from Sudan

Japan to send SDF planes to Djibouti to evacuate nationals from Sudan

by CKG Editor

The Mainichi – Japan Daily News

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The government on Thursday ordered the Air Self-Defense Force to dispatch aircraft to Djibouti in preparation for the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Sudan, where military clashes are intensifying.

The ASDF planes are expected to leave for Djibouti this weekend, from where they will fly to Sudan to evacuate the around 60 Japanese people living in the northeast African country, a government source said.

Japan’s Self-Defense Forces set up a base in Djibouti in 2011 as part of an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia.

It remains unclear when the planes will head to Sudan. The government is still determining what kind of aircraft and how many will be sent, according to a Japanese government official.

Fighting between Sudan’s armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has escalated, including at the airport in the country’s capital Khartoum, making it difficult for people to evacuate.

The conflict has left more than 270 people dead and over 2,600 others injured, the World Health Organization said.

Source – Japan Daily News

You may also like

Leave a Comment

About Us

CKG, is an independent media outlet that reports reliable news and information on Somalia, quotes and also daily events of the region.

Contact us

Copyright © 2024 CodkaKoonfurGalbeed.com All Rights Reserved. | Developed by KaDiiL Tech
The Real News Network
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com