As Sudan’s army and a paramilitary force continue to battle on the outskirts of Khartoum, undermining the truce in an 11-day conflict, citizens continue to flee. See how hundreds of residents waited for hours at the border crossing of Arqeen overnight on Tuesday to escape the violence and uncertainty.
Hundreds of civilians gathered at the Sudanese border crossing of Arqeen overnight on Tuesday.
The Sudanese citizens were hoping to get their passports stamped so they could cross into Egypt and flee the uncertainty in the country. Many waited in line for more than 12 hours.
Busses waited in the darkness to take people from Sudan to Egypt. Most have fled their homes after political fighting in Sudan engulfed the country over a week ago.
Foreigners began leaving the capital of Khartoum over the weekend.Since the fighting erupted, tens of thousands of Sudanese who could afford to began leaving Sudan. Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Sudan are processing the influx of people.
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