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206 Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine so far – Foreign Affairs Ministry

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says 206 Ghanaians have now been evacuated from Ukraine.

According to the Ministry, the government-funded the evacuation process of the majority of Ghanaians.

Speaking to Citi News, a Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, said all citizens of the country have been evacuated from Sumy in Ukraine.

“Late last night we got information that all Ghanaians who happened to be holed in bunkers and shelters at Sumy University have moved out.”

“So, as I speak, they should be in one of the neighbouring countries. There are no more Ghanaians in Sumy,” Mr. Ampratwum-Sarpong said.

Mr. Ampratwum-Sarpong further noted that the government has earmarked $2 million for the evacuation process.

“In the anticipation of it, the ministry itself started using some of its money to get this thing moving,” he said.

The government believes there were about 1,200 Ghanaians in Ukraine with 945 of them being students registered with the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Ukraine.

With the closure of Ukraine’s airspace following the invasion of Russia, the options available to Ghanaians have been travel by land to countries such as Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

The Ghanaian students, along with other Africans and South Asians in Ukraine faced widespread discrimination in their attempts to leave the country.

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