Muis working with MFA to bring Singaporean students in Yemen home

SINGAPORE - The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) is deeply concerned about the ongoing armed conflict in Yemen and the possible impact on the safety and welfare of Singaporean students.

In a statement released to the press on Wednesday, the council said that they, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), have been in contact with the Singaporean students who are studying in Tarim, Hadramaut.

The students have been urged to leave Yemen quickly and Muis and MFA are working closely to facilitate their return to Singapore.

MFA had previously advised Singaporeans not to travel to Yemen and for Singaporeans in the country to contact the ministry. It warned that current evacuation operations have become increasingly challenging there due to the volatile situation.

Singaporeans, or the next-of-kin of Singaporeans who are still in Yemen, can contact the MFA 24-hour-hotline at +65 6379 8800 / 8855 or email mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg.

Parents of students who require assistance may also contact Muis at +65 6359 1447 / 1199 or email info@muis.gov.sg.