Over 400 Chinese oil workers evacuated from South Sudan
May 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — More than 400 Chinese oil workers have been evacuated from South Sudan due to growing violence. This comes after South Sudanese rebels on Wednesday claimed their forces had taken control of great parts of the Foluj oilfield.
The refinery is located about 10 kilometers from the main Paloch oil fields in Upper Nile State, where workers at China National Petroleum Corporation were operating.
The Chinese embassies in South Sudan and Sudan, as well as the Chinese oil company began to evacuate staff on Wednesday. The workers will be flown home in the coming days.