Countries Rush to Evacuate Diplomats/Citizens Out of Sudan
Khartoum, Sudan – As fighting between rival factions in Sudan’s capital Khartoum continues, several countries are rushing to evacuate their diplomats and citizens out of the country. This move comes as violence reportedly escalated following the ousting of Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir and an attempted coup by military leaders in 2019.
The United States, Germany, France, and several other countries have issued travel warnings to their citizens in Sudan and announced plans to evacuate their diplomats from the country. The UK embassy in Khartoum has already suspended all public services and is urging its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.
According to sources, the US has already sent in a military aircraft to evacuate non-essential embassy staff and their family members. The German embassy has also confirmed that it will evacuate all its staff in Sudan after “intensive consultations with the Sudanese authorities.”
Unrest in Sudan
Unrest in Sudan has been ongoing since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Military leaders staged a coup after months of mass protests demanding his resignation. However, civilian groups and political factions in Sudan reject the military’s transitional council and are demanding a civilian-led government.
The situation in Sudan escalated on Monday when fighting broke out between two rival factions in the capital city of Khartoum. The country’s military leaders have imposed a curfew and closed down the airport, causing major disruptions and delays.
Impact on Civilians
The evacuation of foreign diplomats and citizens from Sudan has left many Sudanese nationals stranded and in a state of despair. Sudan’s already struggling healthcare system is being stretched even further due to the ongoing violence, with reports of hospitals running out of medical supplies and patients being turned away from treatment.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concerns that the escalating conflict could leave thousands of Sudanese without access to food and basic supplies. “The WFP is closely monitoring the situation in Sudan and stands ready to assist those in need,” a spokesperson stated in a press release.
The Way Forward
The international community is urging all parties involved to seek a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict in Sudan. The African Union and the United Nations have both condemned the recent violence and called on all stakeholders to engage in a dialogue to find a solution.
Meanwhile, as the situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate, countries like the US and Germany have maintained a heightened state of alert and are urging their citizens to stay away from the country until further notice. The ongoing unrest in Sudan calls for a united effort from the international community to help bring an end to this tragedy.
The escalation of violence in Sudan has caused havoc and chaos in the country’s capital, with several countries now evacuating their diplomats and citizens. The unrest in Sudan and the government’s military-led transitional council is causing tension and instability in the country. The international community is now calling for dialogue and a peaceful resolution to the conflict so that Sudan can move forward and establish a stable and democratic government.