Bonino says Italians are being evacuated from South Sudan
Foreign ministry may remove nationals from CAR18 December, 15:57
"We have started the evacuation from South Sudan, especially where there are humanitarian workers," Bonino told a hearing of the joint foreign and defence committees of the Lower House.
Her comments come amid growing violence in South Sudan, which has struggled to create a stable government since it became independent from Sudan in 2011.
Meanwhile, Bonino said, the government is also keeping a careful eye on conditions in the Central African Republic, torn by violence since its government fell in a coup in March.
"We are ready, if required, to begin the evacuation in the Central African Republic," as well, she added.