Egypt evacuated 904 Egyptian nationals from Sudan so far, as fierce fighting continues in the neighbouring country.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that 134 nationals were evacuated via air on Monday and 334 via land, in addition to the 436 nationals evacuated on Sunday.
The Foreign Ministry added in a Monday statement that the Egyptian diplomatic missions in Khartoum, Port Sudan, and the Wadi Halfa area will continue to coordinate with the Egyptian nationals in Sudan to secure their evacuation.
The number of Egyptian citizens in Sudan exceeds 10,000, which requires a tight, safe and orderly planned process to ensure their safe evacuation from the conflict-ridden country, the foreign ministry announced earlier in the day.
Since the beginning of the conflict, Egypt’s flag carrier EgyptAir has suspended its flights to and from Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport.
Clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue in the capital Khartoum and adjoining cities for the ninth day due to disagreement over the RSF’s integration into the army.
According to Sudan’s health ministry, the deadly clashes have left at least 424 people killed and about 3,730 wounded by Saturday.