Media reports: US government evacuates civilians from Sudan

Media reports: US government evacuates civilians from Sudan

Recently, there has been increasing criticism of the US government for the lack of evacuation efforts. Now the United States is said to have brought hundreds of citizens from the crisis country to the Red Sea coast.

According to media reports, a convoy of several buses brought around 300 US citizens from the Sudanese capital Khartoum to the Red Sea coast. The convoy followed an evacuation route that is also used by the United Nations and many other countries, the New York Times reported on Friday. The buses were observed on their way by armed US drones.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. government was actively helping U.S. citizens in Sudan reach a place overland from which they could more easily exit the country, a U.S. State Department spokesman said before the evacuation was announced.

Several hundred Americans, in addition to embassy staff, have already left Sudan by land, sea or air, the State Department spokesman said. For security reasons, however, he could not disclose any details about specific operations. The situation in Sudan is constantly changing. The safety of travelers cannot be guaranteed, nor is it known how long the escape corridors will remain open, the spokesman said.

In recent days, the US government has been asked repeatedly why it is not doing more to evacuate US citizens from Sudan while other countries are doing so. From Sunday to Wednesday, the Bundeswehr, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Police, flew more than 700 people from more than 40 nations out of Sudan. Among them were more than 200 Germans.

Source: Stern

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