A group of Ghanaian students who were living in Chernivtsi in Ukraine have been evacuated to Romania, following arrangements made by the Foreign Ministry.
The students who arrived safely in the neighbouring country will be catered for by the Romanian government, a tweet by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on Saturday said.
According to NUGS, another batch of students, about 21 are expected to enter Hungary after spending some hours at the country’s border.
Some 150 students, including 400 Nigerians, are yet to set off from Ukraine.
“We have confirmed very reliably that Ghanaian Students who were in the City of Chernivtsi-Ukraine have arrived safely in Romania and are being catered for by the government of Romania as per arrangements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
We have confirmed very reliably that Ghanaian Students who were in the City of Chernivtsi-Ukraine have arrived safely in Romania 🇷🇴 and are being catered for by the government of Romania as per arrangements made by the @GhanaMFA . Train to Hungary safely on the move as well🙏🏻.— National Union of Ghana Students (@NUGSOfficial) February 26, 2022
“Their food, shelter, and basic needs are all being taken care of. Train to Hungary safely on the move as well,” the student body revealed.
This comes in less than 24 hours after the government announced interventions put in place to evacuate Ghanaians to neighbouring countries.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry says a list of students caught up in the conflict has been compiled to facilitate the exercise, adding that plans are far advanced to evacuate them.
The move is in line with the closure of Ukraine’s airspace, a situation that has made it difficult to airlift people from the country.
Meanwhile, relatives of Ghanaians in Ukraine have been invited to a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
The meeting will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) at 10 am.