The Sudan evacuation conducted by the U.S. government vacated several hundreds of American civilians from the Northeast African country. This evacuation is intended to protect the civilians from the war between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces.On April 28, hundreds of American civilians were evacuated by the U.S. government from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The evacuees were transported by a convoy of 18 buses and the security around was reportedly strict. This is because passengers have been instructed not to use their phones during the Sudan evacuation.
An article in the CBS News states that the drive to the coast was confirmed to be under a top cover protection from the military drones of the U.S. which lasted for 12 hours. On April 29, the evacuees repoetedly arrived at the coastal city of Port Sudan. Apart from the American civilians , the convoy also carried staff who are employed locally and nationals who are from allied and partner countries.
From Port Sudan, the American civilians will be assisted to continue traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where more U.S. personnel are placed to help with emergency and consular services. The U.S. government officials, on the other hand, journeyed the Red Sea by boat to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This Sudan evacuation is the first organized effort by the U.S. government to protect its civilians from the war between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces.
Help Received During the Sudan Evacuation
According to an article in the NBC News, more than 500 American civilians are being processed to be included in the Sudan evacuation. The Pentagon press secretary, Sabrina Singh, stated that the Department of State requested assistance that was approved by the Secretary of Defense. The assistance was apparently for the safe evacuation of the American civilians and their immediate family members.
Reports say the Department of Defense utilized U.S. intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance assests to help land and air routes for Sudan evacuation. In addition, naval assets are also being deployed to provide any necessary assistance along the coast.