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DFA to Pinoys in Sudan: Avoid public areas

Pia Lee-Brago - The Philippine Star
DFA to Pinoys in Sudan: Avoid public areas
Filipinos who require assistance may contact the Philippine embassy, the DFA said.
Facebook / Ali Abo Hamza / AFP

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday advised the 3,000 Filipinos in Sudan to exercise a higher level of caution and avoid public areas following violent protests in the country due to increasing commodity prices.

At least eight people have been killed in anti-government protests that have swept the country. A state of emergency has also been declared in the eastern city of Qadarif.

Filipinos who require assistance may contact the Philippine embassy, the DFA said.

A government decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six US cents) sparked demonstrations across the country on Wednesday.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SUDAN

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