The British ambassador EvdeN EVE NAkLiYaT 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, and Mr Lever resumed work in the UK immediately.
Some have accused the of ‘abandoning’ them after government officials and their families were rescued – while other nations managed to evacuate civilians.
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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, evDEN eVE NAKliyAt governments in France, Germany, the Netherlands, EvdEN EVE naKliYaT Italy and Spain have been able to evacuate hundreds of their citizens.
The UK’s ambassador to Sudan, EVdEN EVe NAKliyAT 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
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.