The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully evacuated a total of 566 individuals from Sudan, as conflict continues to plague the nation. The fourth evacuation flight, carrying 176 people from seven countries, including journalists, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Mofaic) emphasised that the evacuations were part of the UAE’s humanitarian efforts, commitment to global cooperation and solidarity, and focus on providing protection to civilians in times of need.
Evacuees, prioritised by vulnerability, such as the sick, children, elderly and women, will be hosted and provided with necessary support and assistance in the UAE before returning safely to their respective home countries. Mofaic also highlighted the UAE’s dedication to working with international partners to serve Sudanese interests, stressing the importance of securing a ceasefire and returning to political dialogue to achieve stability and security.
Additionally, the UAE sent urgent food and medical supplies to Sudan on Friday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the 30-tonne aid shipment, which was flown to the Chad-Sudan border to assist Sudanese refugees affected by the military conflict. This initiative was undertaken in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Humanitarian City in Dubai.
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