Dear praying friends,
I'm lining up my travels for the fall and winter and desperately want to go
and see our CrossWay Kids, the 495 orphans put under our care in the village
of Adoor, Sudan. Pray that things calm down before my trip this fall.
From: USDoSWardenMessage@state.gov [mailto:USDoSWardenMessage@state.gov]
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 5:56 PM
Subject: Embassy Khartoum Warden Message (Second 07/11/08 Message )
Embassy Khartoum Warden Message (Second 07/11/08 Message )
U.S. Embassy Sudan
July 11, 2008
Minimal US Embassy Staffing/ Departure of UN Dependents
This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens that the United Nations has ordered
the departure of dependent family members from Sudan, and that the U.S.
Embassy will operate with minimal staffing on July 14. U.S. citizens are
reminded that the Department of State continues to warn against all travel
to Sudan. The U.S. Embassy may adjust future staffing and office hours
depending on the security situation. The consular section will be open for
emergency American Citizen Services only.
Media is speculating that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may
announce judicial actions against senior officials of the Government of
Sudan in the near future. The ICC is an independent institution, and the
United States is not involved in the ICC legal process. The US Embassy is
concerned, however, that if the ICC in fact announces actions, protests
against the ICC and civil disturbances may occur.
Armed conflict between government forces and various armed militias
continues and could potentially occur anywhere in Sudan. American citizens
who choose to travel to Sudan despite the existing Travel Warning, and those
who remain in Sudan, should review their security posture and take
appropriate precautions. Additionally, American citizens already in Sudan
should monitor news reports and keep sufficient provisions on hand to
sustain themselves for several days should the need arise.
U.S. citizens living or traveling in Sudan despite the existing Travel
Warning should register their presence in Sudan with the nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate through the Department of State's website,
travel.state.gov, to obtain updated information regarding travel and
security within Sudan. By registering, American citizens make it easier for
the Embassy to contact them in case of an emergency.