Sunday, December 10, 2023

Evacuations Continue in Internal Discord in Sudan

Due to the internal turmoil in Sudan, foreign countries continue to evacuate their citizens. Saudi Arabia announced that since the beginning of the evacuations, it has evacuated 2872 citizens of 80 countries by sea. Britain evacuated a total of 1573 citizens from the Wadi Sayidna airbase.

On the second day of the 3-day ceasefire declared on Thursday in Sudan, the evacuation of citizens of foreign countries continues. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced that since the beginning of the evacuations, 2872 citizens of 80 countries had brought to Saudi Arabia from the Port of Sudan via the Red Sea. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly stated that the evacuations will be completed tomorrow, the last day of the ceasefire, and stated that he evacuated a total of 1573 citizens from Wadi Sayidna airbase.

While India stated that they used both Sudan Port and Wadi Sayidna airbase for evacuations, Chinese authorities announced that it evacuated 668 citizens from Sudan Port on Wednesday.France announced that it had evacuated more than 500 people from 36 countries, including its own citizens, by air and sea. “16 PERCENT OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE WORKING IN KHARTOUM” United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office Sudan (UN OCHA Sudan) shared a Sudan map showing the conflicts and evacuation routes yesterday and gave information about the latest situation. The statement said: “The clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been continuing for 14 days, with devastating consequences for the civilians killed, injured and forced to leave their homes as a result of the conflict. There are also reports of civilians being killed, including medical personnel, and humanitarian and medical facilities looted in Geneina.

Sixty-one percent of healthcare facilities in Khartoum are closed and only 16 percent operate normally, leaving millions without access to healthcare.”


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