I recently met with a group of women with family members living in Darfur. They shared harrowing tales of mass killings, internet blockages and severe shortages of food and medicines in the region. Everyone I met simply wanted their family members to be safe.
I have been pushing the government to do more for British citizens to help get their loved ones to safety. There are no visa application centres in Sudan and armed militia are blocking escape routes to other countries. Even those that have been able to leave Sudan and apply for a visa through a standard route, have had their applications rejected.
I have written to government ministers about the situation many times. I will continue to push them for more support for the family members of my constituents.