Saudi Arabia Finalizes Humanitarian Evacuations from Sudan
May 12, 2023
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has finalized the implementation of all humanitarian evacuations of its citizens and foreign nationals of brotherly and friendly countries from the Republic of Sudan, under the directives and follow-up of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, and in response to requests received by the Kingdom from many countries worldwide.
The humanitarian evacuations by the Kingdom included 8,455 people (404 citizens, and 8,051 people belonging to 110 nationalities), who were evacuated by a group of Royal Saudi Navy ships and Royal Saudi Air Force planes.
The Kingdom also assisted brotherly and friendly countries in evacuating 11,184 of their nationals to the Kingdom before returning to their homeland, including more than 400 U.S citizens.
The Kingdom provided the evacuees with full care and follow-up throughout the evacuations and after they arrived in Saudi territory until they departed.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes this opportunity to express the thanks of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the brothers in the Republic of Sudan for their cooperation in facilitating the evacuations. It also takes this opportunity to extend its thanks to all the governments of brotherly and friendly countries that followed up on the affairs of their nationals who were evacuated from Sudanese territory and cooperated in ending the procedures regarding their return to their home countries.