Several countries are rushing by land, air and sea to evacuate embassy staff and civilians from chaotic Sudan, where hundreds have died in fighting between the army and militias.
Rescue efforts stepped up on Tuesday as a 72-hour ceasefire took effect, but gunfire still rang out in Khartoum.
More than 6,400 people have left Khartoum in foreign-led evacuations, according to an AFP tally. Here is a summary of what countries have done to get stranded citizens back to safety.
– Middle East/Africa –
Saudi Arabia led its first large-scale evacuation by sea on Saturday, and since then hundreds of Saudis and foreigners from more than 20 countries have been whisked to the port city of Jeddah.
The United Arab Emirates has said it has “evacuated its citizens” to Port Sudan and is accepting people from 19 other countries who have been rescued.
Jordan airlifted about 350 people, including Palestinians, Iraqis, Syrians and Germans, to the kingdom’s military airport late Sunday and announced on Monday that “20 Jordanians had arrived” on a German plane. Did.
Egypt said 446 citizens left Sudan by land on Tuesday, with another 189 being flown in, bringing the total number displaced to date to 1,539. In Sudan he was believed to have over 10,000 Egyptians.
Rabat said Monday that more than 200 Moroccans arrived in Port Sudan in a convoy organized by the embassy.
Mauritania said 101 of its citizens had also arrived at the Red Sea port city.
Algeria, Tunisia and South Africa have also announced rescue operations.
Chad said it was sending a plane to collect 438 citizens from Port Sudan.
Mali said on Tuesday that 55 citizens had arrived at Sudan’s border with Ethiopia, with another group of 14 heading there.
Kenya, which has about 3,000 citizens in Sudan, has evacuated 38 Kenyans, a Somali and one Saudi who landed in Nairobi on Monday night.
Nigeria plans to send about 3,000 citizens, mostly students, to Egypt in convoys this week, officials said Monday.
Uganda has evacuated more than 200 citizens by bus through Ethiopia, the ambassador told AFP.
Ivory Coast said 47 citizens had traveled from Khartoum to Cairo by bus.
– North America –
A US military helicopter on Sunday picked up just under 100 people from the embassy at the southern tip of Khartoum.
The Pentagon said officials on Monday were investigating potential land routes from Sudan for U.S. citizens.
Canadian diplomatic staff left with the Americans, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country was “considering making direct airlifts” of Canadians and families, about 550 of whom want to leave.
– Europe –
Britain said the first flight to evacuate its citizens left Sudan on Tuesday, followed by at least two more flights during the night after an operation to take out embassy officials on Sunday.
According to the British government, Sudan has about 4,000 British nationals with dual citizenship and 400 with British-only passports.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday that 1,000 EU citizens had been evacuated.
Germany has led international coordination for the evacuation of its air base near Khartoum. The sixth and final German flight to Jordan will take place on Tuesday night, it said.
France has evacuated 538 people, President Emmanuel Macron said, just over a third of them French nationals.
Ukraine announced Tuesday it had evacuated 138 people to Egypt, including 87 of its own citizens.
The Dutch said, “About 100 Dutch citizens were evacuated, half of them on board Dutch planes,” with 70 others on board.
A plane carrying 104 Dutch and other citizens landed in Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands on Tuesday night from Jordan, where they had first evacuated.
Italy evacuated about 200 people in Sunday’s military operation, rescuing all Italian citizens who “asked to leave” and others, including Vatican representatives.
A Spanish military plane carrying 100 passengers left for Djibouti on Sunday, Madrid said.
The first group of 17 Greek nationals arrived in Athens on a military transport plane via Djibouti on Tuesday, the defense ministry said.
Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania said their citizens were evacuated with foreign assistance.
– Asia –
China estimated on Monday that there are about 1,500 “Chinese compatriots” in Sudan and said it had “safely evacuated” the first group of citizens.
India also announced a successful rescue mission on Monday.
Pakistan said a convoy carrying 211 civilians arrived in Port Sudan on Tuesday, bringing the total number of displaced Pakistanis to 700, with about 1,500 still in Sudan.
Japan evacuated 45 civilians, including diplomats, on a military plane via Djibouti.
A Saudi official said a plane carrying 28 South Koreans arrived in Jeddah on Monday.
Indonesia said it will move 538 nationals to Port Sudan and plans to move a further 289 in a second phase. Malaysia said on Tuesday she had 30 nationals arrived in Port Sudan.
The Philippines, which has about 700 citizens in Sudan, said on Tuesday that 50 people were traveling overland from Khartoum to Egypt.
“We will do everything we can,” foreign affairs official Eduardo de Vega said. “Very difficult.”
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