The Sudanese diaspora in Britain & Brits in Sudan are particularly impacted by the conflict there.
My office is receiving desperate casework which recalls the chaotic evacuation of Kabul.
I asked the Foreign Sec to work w the Home Office to ensure a consistent & humane approach pic.twitter.com/HFeDqkn2sE
— Chi Onwurah ???? (@ChiOnwurah) April 28, 2023
We have all watched Sudan’s descent into civil war with horror, but for the Sudanese diaspora in Britain and British nationals in Sudan this is a time of immense trauma and suffering, recalling the trauma and suffering involved in the evacuation of Kabul. The situation is different, but the casework that I am seeing and what we are hearing today are very familiar. The Secretary of State says that visas are not his responsibility. Will he confirm that he is working with the Home Office, as a matter of urgency, to establish a consistent and humane approach to those who do not have the requisite travel documents? That includes babies born recently, spouses in the process of applying for visas, and, as we have heard, people who live here and are on holiday in Sudan.