Words of thanks from Mahmoud El-Tayeb

Mahmoud El-Tayeb, along with his wife Ghalia and daughter Azzah, would like to express their gratitude through our website to all those who supported them during and after the outbreak of violence in Khartoum, as well as throughout their travel from Sudan.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who played a role in ensuring our safe arrival in Poland. Our departure from Khartoum became possible due to the unwavering efforts of the staff at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly Mr. Stanisław Gulinski from the Polish Embassy in Khartoum and Ms. Anna Chabros, the Polish Consul in Cairo. Upon our arrival on the evacuation flight to Europe, we received assistance from Mr. Jakub Wawrzyniak, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne. In the Netherlands, where we initially were scheduled to land, Ms. Dagmara Bobak, Consul of the Republic of Poland in The Hague, was also prepared to lend a helping hand.

We are also deeply grateful to the team at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw for their practical support during this challenging journey. We would also like to express our gratitude to others, who  made efforts to assist us. A special note of appreciation goes to Artur Obłuski, the director of PCMA UW, for making the expedition buildings in Old Dongola available to other members of our family. It was through this kind gesture that they were able to depart from Khartoum, a city consumed by conflict, and find refuge in a secure location.

Furthermore, we want to convey our immense gratitude to all the friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who sent us greetings and expressions of support during this trying period. These gestures meant the world to us! The countless text messages we received containing your kind words brought reassurance and hope to the whole family and aided us in navigating through the most challenging times.”