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Sudan: Saudi Arabia Evacuates about 2500 foreign nationals of 74 countries including Nigerians



In continuation of the evacuation efforts being made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the directives of the Kingdom’s Leaderships, more evacuees continue to arrive Jeddah Port from the Republic of Sudan.

As at Thursday, approximately 2544 persons including 119 Saudi citizens and 2425 foreign nationals from 74 countries were evacuated.

A statement from the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Abuja sent to HAJJ REPORTERS on Friday said 10 of those evacuated among are from Nigeria.

“The evacuees are from the following nationalities: Nigeria, Netherlands, Russia, Lebanon. Norway, USA, Turkey, Serbia, Poland, Germany, India, Georgia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sweden, Uzbekistan, UK, Ireland, Kenya, Philippines, Ethiopia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Pakistan, Oman, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Mauritania, Yemen, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Armenia, Hungary, Sweden, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Senegal, , Djibouti, Cape Verde, Congo, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Somalia, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Croatia, Nicaragua, Liberia, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda. Afghanistan, India. Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Chad, Niger, Sri Lanka and Thailand,” the statement said.

It also said the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been working to be provide all the necessary basic needs of foreign nationals who have been evacuated, in preparation for facilitating their departures to their countries.

Furthermore, the statement said the Kingdom would continue to assist in organizing and coordinating the evacuation operations around the clock, to ensure the safe exit of civilians from all nationalities.

“The Kingdom, together with friendly countries, encourages the establishment of armistices and opening of humanitarian Corridors’, as well as protection of the civilians.

“The Kingdom will continue to make every possible effort, in order to stops the bloodshed, and to end the fighting, and return to the path of a political solution in Sudan,” the statement said.

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