• A fifth plane carrying 178 evacuees from Sudan arrived in the UAE on Monday
  • Among the evacuees was a child injured by a stray bullet during the clashes
  • 100,000 people have been evacuated from Sudan since mid-April

Another plane carrying evacuees from Sudan arrived in the UAE on Monday. The plane landed two days after the country evacuated 176 people from the war zone on Saturday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed the arrival of the evacuees in a tweet on Monday, writing, "As part of ongoing humanitarian efforts, UAE evacuates 178 people from Sudan." The Ministry also said the passengers on the latest evacuation flight were from seven different countries.

"The plane carried the most vulnerable groups of the sick, children, the elderly, and women, as the UAE has placed them at the top of its priorities," said the Ministry, adding that among those evacuated onboard, the flight was a Sudanese child who had been injured by a stray bullet. The child is currently being treated in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, reported The National.

The UAE continues to prioritize members of vulnerable groups in its evacuation efforts, including the sick, children, women, and the elderly. The government earlier said it would host all the evacuees from Sudan in Abu Dhabi and would provide them with all the needed assistance before flying them back to their home countries.

The UAE has conducted evacuation operations in Sudan since the clashes between the Sudanese Army and a paramilitary group erupted in the Northeast African country in mid-April. It has so far evacuated citizens from 24 different countries on five flights since its first operation on April 29.

In a statement, the UAE government said it would continue to provide services to the civilians trapped in the city of Port Sudan amid efforts to schedule their evacuation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also affirmed the government's commitment to joining forces with its partners and the international community in resolving the ongoing war in Sudan, stressing the importance of returning to the political framework and conducting peaceful dialogues to reach a ceasefire and restore political stability in the country.

At least 700 people have been killed in the ongoing clashes in the war zone since mid-April, including military men and civilians. More than 100,000 people have also been successfully evacuated from the country amid the war.

A plane delivers aid from the United Arab Emirates in Port Sudan