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Saudi Foreign Ministry evacuates 4,738 people from Sudan  

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday that the Kingdom has evacuated from Sudan, since the start of the clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, 4,738 people from 96 countries.

The ministry added, in a statement published by the official agency (SPA), that 139 Saudi citizens were evacuated from Sudan.

Largest Evacuation from Sudan

Earlier today, the Saudi merchant ship “Amana” arrived from Port Sudan at King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah, carrying 1982 people of different nationalities: Thailand, Australia, Rwanda, Gambia, Eritrea, Malawi, Macedonia, France, India, Norway, Palestine, Yemen, United States of America, Syria, Philippines, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sweden, Kenya, Tunisia, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Mauritania, Tanzania, Iran, Pakistan, Canada, Russia, Panama, Ecuador, Ireland, Greece, Vietnam, Nepal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Sudan, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Myanmar, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Turkey, Italy, Ethiopia, Chad, Germany, South Africa, Uganda, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Benin, the Netherlands, Egypt, Mauritius, Romania, and some United Nations staff

This is the largest trip since the start of Saudi evacuations from Sudan to Jeddah.

Foreign nationals leave Sudan

The conflict in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Support Forces prompted countries to quickly evacuate their diplomats and nationals.

Several countries evacuated their nationals by air, while others headed to Port Sudan on the Red Sea, about 800 km from Khartoum by land.

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