| 13 July 2024, Saturday |

Saudi ship carries out largest evacuation since Sudan fighting broke out

A Saudi-flagged ship arrived Saturday at the King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah, carrying the largest number of evacuees since evacuations from Sudan kicked off.


The Saudi-flagged ship “Amana” carried 20 Saudi citizens, as well as 1,866 nationals of brotherly and friendly countries from different nationalities, including: Thailand, Australia, Rwanda, Gambia, Eritrea, Malawi, Macedonia, France, India, Norway, Palestine, Yemen, and the United States of America, Syria, Philippines, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sweden, Kenya, Tunisia, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Mauritania, Tanzania, Iran, Pakistan, Canada, Russia, Panama, Ecuador, Ireland, Greece, Vietnam, Nepal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Sudan, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Myanmar, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Turkiye, Italy, Ethiopia, Chad, Germany, South Africa, Uganda, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom, Belgium, Benin, the Netherlands, Egypt, Mauritius, and Romania, in addition to a number of UN staff.


Saudi Arabia was keen to provide all the basic needs for foreign nationals in preparation for facilitating their departure to their countries, bringing the total of those evacuated from Sudan since evacuation operations started to almost 4,879 people, including 139 Saudi citizens and almost 4,738 people belonging from 96 nationalities.


The Kingdom continues exerting evacuation efforts that kicked off under the directives of the Kingdom’s Leadership.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat