CEGA, the emergency assistance and claims provider, has successfully extracted nine clients from Juba, South Sudan, at the height of the country’s political instability.
The nine individuals, several of whom were fleeing life-threatening situations, were working variously as aid workers and in the oil sector. “We can’t thank you enough and can’t believe you were able to get us out,” said one, who had already contacted, among others, the Foreign Office, several commercial airlines and a security company in a bid to leave the country.
“We started preparing for evacuations well in advance of being contacted by our clients, thanks to real-time information gained from our intelligence on the ground in South Sudan,” says CEGA’s Senior Risk Research Analyst, Jonathan Brown.
“As a result we were fully informed about both aircraft availability and flight restrictions. Using our extensive experience of providing emergency assistance in the country we could act quickly when restrictions were finally lifted.”
After being flown to Nairobi, the multi-national clients then travelled home on commercial flights - booked in advance by CEGA’s in-house travel unit to minimise waiting time.
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