Europe, China, Japan extract nationals from Sudan
Europe, China and Japan have raced to extract their citizens from Sudan, according to Reuters on Monday.
It is said that many others trapped in the violence took opportunity of a partial lull in fighting between the army and a paramilitary force over the past two days to escape the country’s deepening crisis.
The sudden eruption of violence between the military and the well-armed Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group on April 15 has killed at least 427 people, knocked out hospitals and other services and turned residential areas into war zones.
Tens of thousands of people, including Sudanese and citizens from neighbouring countries, have fled in the past few days, including to Egypt, Chad and South Sudan, despite chronic instability there.
“There is still a challenge in accessing food, there’s still a challenge accessing electricity and water and that is prompting people to move,” said Farid Aiywar, Sudan head for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.