As foreigners are evacuated from Sudan, who's been left behind?
Diplomats and foreign nationals are frantically searching for escape routes out of Sudan, as the fighting intensifies with no guarantees that they will be able to get out of the country.
UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has already warned that his government is "severly limited" in being able to provide assistance to the 4,000 British nationals stranded in Sudan.
Saudi Arabia led the first reported successful evacuations on Saturday, with naval operations picking up more than 150 people - including foreign diplomats and officials.
Riyadh later announced the "safe arrival" of 91 Saudi citizens and some 66 nationals from several other countries including Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Canada and Burkina Faso.
Breaking: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry announced the evacuation of Indian nationals and citizens of other countries from Sudan. pic.twitter.com/tw9trxRlp5— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) April 22, 2023
At least 177 Egyptian soldiers were evacuated from Sudan last week, according to the military, while those who remained were in the care of the Red Cross and the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum.
On Sunday, Egypt's foreign ministry said that 436 of its citizens had left Sudan over land.
Over 10,000 Egyptians are thought to live in Sudan.
Jordanian officials said that four planes landed at Amman military airport carrying 343 evacuees from Port Sudan.
Authorities confirmed that they were in "continuous cooperation with the UAE and Saudi Arabia". Both countries have been accused of links to the RSF.
Around 60 Lebanese citizens were evacuated from Khartoum at the weekend, according to Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
Most left Khartoum by road and were taken to Port Sudan, where they will return to Lebanon.
Iraq is working with other countries to help evacuate its citizens from Sudan. Fourteen Iraqis have been evacuated from the capital to Port Sudan so far, according to foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Al-Sahaf, while some nationals also travelled via Jordanian rescue flights.
Continued clashes in #Sudan are leading to acute shortages of food, water, medicines and fuel. Prices of essential items have skyrocketed.— UN Humanitarian (@UNOCHA) April 24, 2023
The fighting must stop. People need access to urgent aid and basic services.
The Chinese foreign ministry organised a task force to rescue Chinese citizens from Sudan. Some personnel were evacuated to a neighbouring country on Monday, according to Chinese state media, but did not mention which.
The UK evacuated its diplomatic staff in Sudan and their dependents from Khartoum in "a complex and rapid" military operation, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday. UK nationals remain in the country however, and fears are growing in the UK for their rescue.
UK armed forces have completed a complex and rapid evacuation of British diplomats and their families from Sudan, amid a significant escalation in violence and threats to embassy staff.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) April 23, 2023
I pay tribute to the commitment of our diplomats and bravery of the military personnel who…
Member of Parliament Andrew Mitchell said around 2,000 UK nationals had registered at the British embassy in Khartoum, and said the government is "exploring every single possible way of getting them out".
Over 1,000 EU citizens were evacuated from Sudan over the weekend, according to the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday.
"It has been a complex operation and it has been a successful operation," he said.
Two French planes landed in Djibouti on Sunday after evacuating 200 people of multiple nationalities. On board were 25 Swedish citizens, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said Monday, including foreign ministry staff and aid workers.
All US government personnel, along with some diplomats from other countries, were rescued from Sudan by US special forces. The operation involved the use of helicopters that flew from a base in Djibouti and refuelled in Saudi Arabia.
Amb Pratt adds to President Biden’s statement his personal gratitude to Djibouti for its support of the U.S. evacuation of its diplomats & extends congrats to Djibouti on its repatriation operation. President Biden’s statement: https://t.co/Ol6aq75vy0— US Embassy Djibouti (@US_Emb_Djibouti) April 24, 2023
"Today, on my orders, the United States military conducted an operation to extract US government personnel from Khartoum," US President Joe Biden said on Sunday.
Fewer than 100 people were rescued, according to US officials.
The UN has pulled its international staff from Khartoum, temporarily relocating them to Port Sudan to be evacuated, according to Relief Web. Roughly 700 people working for the UN, international NGOs and various embassies have reached Port Sudan along with their dependents.
Forty-three international UN-staff and 29 employees of international NGOs have also been evacuated from Darfur into neighbouring Chad, and further evacuations are expected.
A few internationally recruited personnel, such as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Volker Perthes, will remain in the country to work towards resolving the current crisis. Other UN staff will work remotely from neighbouring countries.