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US to evacuate citizens in Sudan via overland convoy

An email to US citizens in Sudan said the government would assist their travel from Khartoum to Port Sudan in the coming days via an overland convoy.
A man gestures towards the media as people arrive at Stansted Airport from Sudan on April 27, 2023 in Stansted, Essex. The British government has coordinated a series of evacuation flights of British nationals from Khartoum, during a short ceasefire between rival military factions. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The United States is working to get US citizens in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on a convoy to Port Sudan as soon as Friday, according to emails sent to US citizens in Sudan that were reviewed by Al-Monitor. 

“The US government is planning to assist US nationals and immediate family members with a valid US travel document to depart Khartoum for Port Sudan in the coming days, possibly as early as tomorrow, via an overland convoy,” read an email sent to US citizens in Sudan who registered their information with the Embassy. 

“Travel within Sudan is conducted at your own risk, and plans may change depending on the security situation,” the email read. “The US government is unable to guarantee your safety.” 

The email, which was sent Thursday evening Khartoum time, came as White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that the situation in Sudan is unlikely to improve

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