Watch: Sudan evacuees arrive in Jeddah after fleeing conflict

Sophie Thompson
Sunday 30 April 2023 08:11 BST
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Sudan evacuees arrive in Jeddah after fleeing conflict

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More evacuees from Sudan are expected to arrive in Jeddah today (29 April), after fleeing the conflict before the country’s ceasefire ends.

According to Al Arabiya, at least 670 people arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday, thought to be of at least 12 different nationalities.

Today’s arrivals are coming in by ship and plane.

The Sudanese army and the parliamentary Rapid Support Forces have been at conflict since mid-April, and allowed a 72-hour ceasefire period for people to leave.

NHS doctors in Sudan have been told they can catch the last flight out of the country at 18:00 BST today, with 1,573 nationals already flown out.

It’s thought at least 459 people have been killed and more than 4,000 injured in the conflict so far.

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