A group of 280 children and their caregivers were evacuated from an orphanage in Khartoum, Sudan, on Wednesday, June 7, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
The children, who ranged in age from newborns to teenagers, were taken to the town of Wad Madani in Eastern Sudan, according to the ICRC. The agency worked with Sudan’s Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Health to coordinate the evacuation, they said.
“Knowing these children are safe is an enormous relief,” the head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, said. “They spent incredibly difficult moments in an area where the conflict has been raging for the past 6 weeks without access to proper health care, an especially hard situation for children with special needs.”
This footage by the ICRC shows clips from the evacuation as well as comments from Sandoz. Credit: ICRC via Storyful