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Cries for Help From African Students Stranded in Wuhan Are Growing Louder but Their Governments Are Still Not Going to Bring Them Home

One of the hundreds of African students currently stranded in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak. Photo via Twitter.

While Chinese and African government officials offer regular reassurances that African students stranded in China, particularly in Wuhan, are being well-looked after, those students are now issuing increasingly dire cries for help on social media. 

The students say they feel abandoned by their governments as days turned into weeks of forced isolation that is prompting some to fall into depression. Many also complain that food supplies are running low since they’re running out of money and have no way to contact their universities or others who can help.

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