The US has evacuated its embassy in Sudan due to the ongoing violence in the country that has resulted in the deaths of over 400 people. President Joe Biden ordered the evacuation of just under 100 American staff, including special operations personnel and US Marine Embassy guards, along with a small number of allied diplomats, via Ethiopia.
The Defense Department provided troops and capabilities to Djibouti in readiness for the operation, which was conducted at the command of US Africa Command and in coordination with the US State Department. Fewer than 100 people were evacuated from the embassy, including a small number of diplomatic professionals from other countries. The State Department confirmed that the US government cannot provide routine or emergency consular services to US citizens in Sudan due to the current security situation.
Just like the United States, UK recently evacuated its embassy staffs and diplomat. The UK evacuated its embassy in Sudan due to a significant escalation in violence. This was a complex and rapid operation that involved over 1,200 British personnel.
The Foreign Secretary said that UK diplomats were unable to carry out their functions because of the violence, and the embassy has temporarily been closed. Other countries such as France have also evacuated their diplomats and citizens from Sudan. The UK government is continuing to pursue every avenue to end the bloodshed in Sudan and ensure the safety of British nationals remaining in the country.
As the United States, United Kingdom and France evacuated their embassies the countries like Italy, Netherlands, Japan and Turkey said they are also organizing evacuations too. Till now because of Sudan conflict, at least 413 people have been killed since the violence broke out on April 15.