UK Home Secretary Indicates Asylum Opportunities for Sudanese Refugees

Mass evacuations and thousands of potential UK asylum seekers amid Sudan conflict

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has hinted that thousands of Sudanese refugees fleeing the war-stricken country will have the opportunity to seek asylum in the UK. The statement comes amid mass evacuations of British nationals from Sudan during a 72-hour ceasefire.

Speaking to GB News, Braverman emphasised the UK’s commitment to providing “safe and legal” routes for Sudanese nationals seeking asylum, advising against dangerous small boat journeys. The Home Secretary highlighted the UK’s work with the UNHCR to facilitate asylum applications for those affected by humanitarian disasters or conflicts.


With a track record of resettling around 50,000 people from non-country specific routes, the UK has recently welcomed 500,000 refugees from countries like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Hong Kong. Braverman mentioned that the UK’s primary focus now is on evacuating British nationals, passport holders, and their dependents from Sudan.

Downing Street reported that four flights have evacuated 301 people from Sudan, and there have been no significant issues. Over 2,000 British nationals have registered for evacuation, with potentially thousands more in the country. The Prime Minister’s spokesman confirmed that the evacuation operation in Khartoum is running smoothly and without capacity issues.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman reassured that the UK government’s primary focus is on supporting British nationals during the ongoing evacuation operation in Sudan. However, she also suggested that Sudanese refugees will have the chance to seek asylum in the UK through safe and legal routes in cooperation with the UNHCR.

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  1. So she’s saying we could also have more “Asylum seekers” from Sudan, It is so obvious we don’t have the Capacity for even more Refugees, This is Ridiculous our Country is a very small island, We’ve no more room and no houses.

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