Factbox-Overseas states evacuate residents from Sudan By Reuters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s sudden slide into battle between the military and a paramilitary group referred to as Speedy Help Forces (RSF) has stranded 1000’s of foreigners, together with diplomats and support employees, and nations are working to evacuate their nationals.

A number of evacuation efforts are by air. Others seem like through Port Sudan on the Pink Sea, which is immediately situated about 650 km (400 miles) northeast of Khartoum, however is about 800 km (500 miles) by street.

That is the standing of some evacuations:


U.S. particular forces evacuated all U.S. authorities personnel and their dependents, together with a number of diplomats from different nations, from the embassy on Saturday utilizing helicopters that flew from a base in Djibouti and refuelled in Ethiopia. They weren’t fired on in the course of the evacuation.

The embassy has suspended operations on account of safety dangers however native employees stay to help it.

Washington doesn’t plan to coordinate an evacuation of different U.S. residents in Sudan however is choices to assist them depart.


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned on Sunday that British armed forces had staged a “complicated and fast evacuation” of all diplomatic employees and their households from Sudan.

He mentioned the federal government was pursuing each avenue to finish the bloodshed and make sure the security of British nationals nonetheless within the nation. The Overseas Workplace urged nationals to shelter in place and let it know the place they had been.

Britain’s defence minister mentioned British troops undertook the rescue operation alongside america, France, and different unnamed allies.


A French airplane carrying about 100 individuals left Khartoum on Sunday for Djibouti with a second airplane carrying an identical quantity getting ready to take off, a French diplomatic supply mentioned, including that operations would resume on Monday.

Earlier, the warring military and RSF every accused the opposite of attacking a French convoy. The military mentioned the RSF had fired on the convoy, wounding a French nationwide.

The RSF mentioned it had been attacked by plane in the course of the evacuation, resulting in a French nationwide being wounded, and it had returned the convoy to its place to begin.

France’s Overseas Ministry has not commented on the reported assault or damage.


The German army mentioned a primary army airplane had landed in Khartoum because it began an evacuation operation for about 200 residents from Sudan however added that the evacuation of them and nationals of different nations “would take a while”.


Italy mentioned its nationals can be taken out of Sudan on Sunday night time together with some individuals from Switzerland, Vatican Metropolis and different European nations.

Italy’s international minister mentioned some 140 Italians can be evacuated from Sudan, plus round 60 individuals from different nations.


Egypt mentioned it had began evacuating residents from Port Sudan and Wadi Halfa, within the north. It earlier urged nationals in Khartoum to shelter at residence till the state of affairs improved.

It mentioned there wanted to be a “meticulous, secure and organised” evacuation course of for its 10,000 nationals in neighbouring Sudan to achieve residence.

It mentioned one in every of its diplomats had been wounded by gunfire, with out giving particulars.


Saudi Arabia on Saturday took 91 Saudis and about 66 individuals from different nations out from Port Sudan by naval ship to Jeddah, throughout the Pink Sea.

Kuwait mentioned all residents wishing to return residence had arrived in Jeddah.

Qatar thanked Saudi Arabia for serving to evacuate Qatari residents. Individually, Sudan’s military accused the RSF of attacking and looting a Qatari embassy convoy heading to Port Sudan. Neither the RSF nor Qatar have commented on that and it was not clear if it was the identical group that left for Saudi Arabia.


Moscow’s ambassador in Khartoum instructed Russian state media that 140 out of roughly 300 Russians in Sudan had mentioned they needed to go away. Evacuation plans had been made however had been nonetheless unattainable to implement as a result of they contain crossing frontlines, the ambassador mentioned. He added there have been about 15 individuals, together with a lady and little one, caught in a Russian Orthodox church near heavy preventing in Khartoum.


Jordan mentioned it had despatched 4 army planes to evacuate about 260 nationals. On Saturday it mentioned it was evacuating from Port Sudan.

Libya’s embassy in Khartoum mentioned 83 Libyans together with diplomats and their households, college students and airline and financial institution staff had reached Port Sudan for onward journey residence.

India mentioned it had despatched a naval ship to Port Sudan and two army planes to Jeddah as a part of its preparations and was telling residents to keep away from pointless dangers.

Tunisia mentioned it could begin evacuating residents on Monday. Its embassy in Khartoum instructed them to attempt to collect at a lodge within the capital.

Lebanon mentioned it was working to evacuate 51 residents from Port Sudan.

South Korea mentioned on Friday it was sending a army plane to evacuate its 25 residents in Sudan.

Japan mentioned three planes had arrived in Djibouti to move Japanese nationals.

The Netherlands mentioned “a handful” of its residents had left on a French airplane as a part of a posh operation involving France, Germany and different nations. It mentioned it had about 150 nationals in Sudan.

Canada mentioned it was suspending operations in Sudan and Canadian diplomats would briefly work from a secure location exterior the nation, with out commenting on evacuation efforts.

Ghana mentioned its embassy in Cairo was working to coordinate the evacuation of nationals into Ethiopia.

Kenya’s international ministry was organising a committee to facilitate the evacuation of its residents, it mentioned.

Sweden and Eire every mentioned they had been concerned in efforts to evacuate residents.

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