According to International news, evacuation sealift operations continue in Port Sudan, as foreign nationals take advantage of a tenuous ceasefire to make their way to one of the last jumping-off points for transit out of the country.
As informed, the U.S. State Department organized three bus convoys from Khartoum to Port Sudan, with armed drones providing overwatch.
The last convoy arrived Monday, and a State Department spokesperson told media that no further road transits were planned due to lack of demand. The Military Sealift Command fast transport USNS Brunswick has made one crossing from Port Sudan to Jeddah, delivering a total of 300 people, including U.S. citizens.
As many as 800,000 people may opt to flee the country amidst ongoing violence, according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR. While foreigners can obtain short-term transit visas from Saudi Arabia, Sudanese nationals who wish to depart are limited to land border crossings, primarily into Egypt.
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