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“Seek shelter”, Ghana tell students in Ukraine amid Russia invasion

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Ghana’s foreign ministry has urged Ghanaian students in Ukraine to seek shelter in their homes or in designated government places of shelter, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

More than 1,000 Ghanaian nationals are currently studying or working in Ukraine, the ministry says, adding that it is “gravely concerned” for their safety.

But Ghana’s national student union wants the government to go a step further and evacuate Ghanaian students from the conflict zone until calm is restored in the region.

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“We believe that the model used for the evacuation of students from China at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could be adopted,” the National Union of Ghana Students said in a statement:

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