A Scots mum and her kids can start rebuild their lives after being evacuated from war-torn Sudan after a fundraising appeal raised thousands.Jennifer McLellan, a teacher from Islay, fled conflict-hit capital Khartoum with her four children during a ceasefire last month but was heartbroken to leave her Sudanese husband Mohamed behind.The 36-year-old had called the African nation home for more than 15 years but left on a rescue flight with no money or possessions after almost two weeks sheltering her kids from bombing and gunfire.Now more than £4,000 has been raised to help get the family back on their feet in Scotland after relatives set up a crowdfunding page.Jennifer said: “I am so humbled by how generous and kind people have been.”More than 600 people have been killed and 700,000 displaced after months of escalating tensions between the military in Sudan and a rival paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces.Jennifer previously told the Record how she feared she had been abandoned by the UK Government as her family remained trapped by the fighting last month and revealed their terrifying trip to the evacuation point, which saw them caught up in gunfire.Her husband Mohamed stayed behind to help his mother and frail grandmother but Jennifer says there is no way for him to apply for a visa to join his family in Scotland as basic food and water supplies run desperately low.Last week the family business in the capital was looted and a “life changing” amount of money stolen from a safe.Jennifer is unsure when she will see her husband again.Her sister Julie McIntyre set up a crowdfunder on Go Fund Me in recent days to help support the mum, sons Harry, 15, and Oscar, 13, and daughters Mariam, 7, and Malooka, two, asRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk
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