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Operation Raus aus Khartum

Operation Raus aus Khartum
Part of the Battle of Khartoum and the 2023 Sudan conflict
Operational scopeHumanitarian relief
Location
Planned byBundeswehr, German Ministry of Defence and German Foreign Office
ObjectiveEvacuation of German and other foreign nationals from Sudan
Date23 April 2023 (2023-04-23) – 25 April 2023 (2023-04-25)
Executed byBundeswehr
Outcome740 foreign nationals evacuated

Operation Raus aus Khartum (Operation Get Out of Khartoum) was an evacuation operation of German and other armed forces during the 2023 Sudan conflict. The operation lasted from April 23 to April 25, 2023. A total of 8 flights evacuated 740 people, including 200 Germans.[1] The Bundeswehr flew out people from around 30 nations, including 90 Canadians and 40 Dutchmen as well as around 30 Jordanians.[2] The operation went without incident. The Sudanese authorities had been informed in advance through diplomatic channels.[3]

History

After the fighting between the hostile groups surrounding the Sudanese army chief and head of state, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, further plunged Sudan into chaos, various states organized the evacuation of their citizens from the country. The Bundeswehr had already deployed several Airbus A400Ms and around 1,000 Bundeswehr soldiers (including Luftlandebrigade 1 and KSK) in the Middle East and North Africa at the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base.[4][3] From April 23, 2023, the Bundeswehr took over the management of the multinational flight coordination and people were flown out to Jordan from Wadi Sayyidna Airport in Sudan.[1] The German ship Bonn was ordered to take in foreign citizens in addition to the air evacuations to Port Sudan on the Red Sea.[3] The members of the Bundestag have on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, subsequently approved the evacuation operation of the Bundeswehr in Sudan.[5]

People flown out

A total of 740 people from 30 nations were flown out by the Bundeswehr:

Country People
Germany 200
Canada 90
Netherlands 40
Jordan 30
unknown 380

References

  1. ^ a b "Bundeswehr evakuiert deutsche Staatsbürger aus dem Sudan". soldat-und-technik.de (in German). 2023-04-24. Archived from the original on 2023-04-27. Retrieved 2023-04-27.
  2. ^ Amt, Auswärtiges. "Pressemitteilung des Auswärtigen Amts und des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung zum Ende der Evakuierungsmission Sudan". Auswärtiges Amt (in German). Archived from the original on 2023-04-27. Retrieved 2023-04-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Bundeswehr hat Deutsche aus dem Sudan evakuiert | Bundesregierung". Die Bundesregierung informiert | Startseite (in German). Archived from the original on 2023-04-27. Retrieved 2023-04-27.
  4. ^ "USA evakuieren Botschaft im Sudan, europäische Evakuierungsmissionen angelaufen (Updates: Schweden, UK) – Augen geradeaus!". augengeradeaus.net. Archived from the original on 2023-04-27. Retrieved 2023-04-27.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2023-04-27. Retrieved 2023-04-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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