As fighting continues for the second week in a row between loyal forces and rival armed figures, foreign countries have rushed to evacuate their nationals from Sudan by air and sea.
Indeed, in recent days several nations, including India, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France, have sent military vessels to evacuate nationals.
On April 26, a Saudi ship carrying 1,687 civilians from more than 50 countries fleeing the violence in Sudan arrived in Saudi Arabia. According to their Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is the largest rescue operation carried out by the Gulf kingdom to date.
The multi-mission frigate Lorraine, dispatched on April 24 by the French Navy, transported UN agency staff to Saudi Arabia.
They disembarked in Jeddah, about 300 km away on the other side of the Red Sea.
France evacuated 538 people, including 209 French. A total of 2,148 people have been evacuated from Sudan to Saudi Arabia so far, including more than 2,000 foreigners, according to official figures.