Switzerland has closed its embassy in Khartoum and evacuated staff and their families due to the security situation in Sudan, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

“Our employees and their families have been evacuated and are safe,” Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis tweeted on Sunday.

The Foreign Ministry did not say how many people were rescued, but said the evacuees were in good health, with two people heading to neighboring Ethiopia and the rest evacuated to Djibouti with help from France.

“The exercise was possible thanks to the cooperation with our partners, especially France,” said Cassis.

Aid to Swiss nationals trapped in Sudan continues. The Swiss Foreign Ministry reported on Friday that about 100 Swiss nationals were registered in Sudan, while others are believed to be visiting the Red Sea region as tourists.

The fighting that broke out more than a week ago between rival military factions has caused a humanitarian crisis, killing 420 people and trapping millions of Sudanese without access to basic supplies.

Thousands of foreigners, including diplomats and aid workers, are also stranded and countries are working to evacuate their nationals.

France said on Monday that it continued to evacuate people and has so far managed to evacuate 388 people.

A German Air Force plane carrying 101 people evacuated from Sudan landed early Monday in Berlin, while a shaky ceasefire prevailed in the Sudanese capital.

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