FCO urges British expats to leave Yemen



Strong conflict in Yemen has now forced the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to urge all UK citizens in the country to leave as soon as possible.

The troubled region of Yemen has been encountering severe levels of conflict since February, and the FCO has now issued a dire plea to all Brits who may be in Yemen.

The FCO has even gone to the lengths of minimising its own staff there, leaving just a core team to look after the British Embassy.

Unfortunately it is proving difficult to arrange chartered flights to aid the getaway so people have been told to get commercial flights “without delay”.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “On March 12 we advised all British nationals to leave Yemen as soon as they could. Since the situation has continued to deteriorate since then, I want to make absolutely clear today that all British nationals remaining in Yemen should leave without delay.”

Along with the FCO warning, many big companies who have expat workers in Yemen have begun to remove their employees.

The Yemen oil industry employs a large amount of expats and this is just one of the areas where people are being sent home for their own safety.