The UK government is accused of failing to do enough to evacuate its citizens as foreign countries are evacuating hundreds of their citizens due the violence escalating in Sudan.
The conflict has resulted in the deaths of 420 people, and millions of Sudanese are trapped without basic services.
Sky News reported that elite British troops participated in a undercover mission to evacuate British diplomatic personnel and their families out of Khartoum, the capital city.
has criticised the UK Government for its level of assistance to the approximately 4,000 UK passport holders who are still in the country.
What are the other countries doing to save their citizens?
US Special Forces evacuated US government personnel, including their dependents, from the embassy in Djibouti on Saturday. The helicopters took off from Djibouti before refueling in Ethiopia.
Washington is reportedly not planning to coordinate the evacuation of American citizens but is exploring options to assist them to leave.
France reported that a French aircraft carrying 100 passengers left Khartoum for Djibouti on Sunday. A second plane with an estimated number of the same people is also expected to depart. The operations resumed Monday.
The aircraft also carried a delegation from the European Union along with other nationalities.
Both the army and Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary paramilitary group, accused each other of attacking a French vehicle convoy.
Other EU Countries
The Irish government has confirmed that it will send a team of professionals to help evacuate their citizens.
Germany’s Air Force has been involved with evacuations as well, removing 313 people so far from Sudan.
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The British public, including doctors in the NHS, are being called upon to help.
“We must get out”
Italy announced that its citizens and those from Vatican City will be removed from Sudan on Sunday evening.
The Swiss government has announced that it has closed the embassy in Khartoum, and moved staff and their families to other countries.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry said on Twitter that “this was possible because of a collaboration with partners, particularly France.”
Middle Eastern countries
Saudi Arabia transported 91 Saudis, and 66 other people from different countries from Port Sudan to the Suadi Port of Jeddah across the Red Sea.
Qatar thanked Saudi Arabia’s help in evacuating Qatari citizens. Sudan’s Army accused the RSF for attacking and looting an embassy convoy headed to Port Sudan. It wasn’t clear if this was the same group who left for Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait announced that all citizens who wanted to return home were in Jeddah.
Egypt has evacuated 436 nationals from the Sudan.
The Russian ambassador to Khartoum has told the state-run media that out of 300 Russians living in Sudan, 140 have expressed a desire to leave.
The ambassador stated that evacuation plans have been made, but they are still difficult to implement as they require crossing the frontlines.
He said that about 15 people including a child and a woman were trapped in a Russian Orthodox Church near heavy fighting in Khartoum.