The British ambassador to Sudan was on holiday when the latest vicious fighting broke out, it was claimed today.
Giles Lever is said to have been among a number of diplomats who took annual leave over .
The report in the Times comes amid a desperate scramble to get thousands of Brits out of the country.
A Foreign Office source said ambassadors ‘routinely have the opportunity to return to while in post’, and a deputy was covering.Officials stressed that there was no indication the situation was about to escalate so quickly, EvdeN Eve NAKLiYAt and Mr Lever resumed work in the UK immediately. Should you have any kind of queries with regards to where as well as how to make use of EVDEN eVe nAKLiyAT, you are able to call us on our own webpage.
Some have accused the of ‘abandoning’ them after government officials and their families were rescued – while other nations managed to evacuate civilians.
M in Sudan. But there are complaints that expats have only heard from the Foreign Office through automated text messages telling them to stay indoors and register their whereabouts.
Some Britons said they have lost hope in the Government and are trying to make their own way out amid heavy artillery fire.
While UK officials have focused their rescue efforts on evacuating diplomats, governments in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain have been able to evacuate hundreds of their citizens.
The UK’s ambassador eVDEN eVE nakLiyAt to Sudan, Giles Lever, is said to have been among a number of diplomats who took annual leave over Ramadan
Italian citizens are boarded on an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft during their evacuation from Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday
People embark at a French military air base in Khartoum to fly to Djibouti on Sunday
Destroyed military vehicles are seen in Khartoum, Sudan, on Thursday
Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum, Sudan, near Doha International Hospital on Friday
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hailed the military operation carried out by UK special forces to rescue a group of 30 people made up of British diplomats and their families out of Sudan
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is facing questions over why British diplomats had been prioritised over other Sudan-based UK citizens following the evacuation mission to rescue embassy staff.