Around 2,000 people have arrived in Saudi Arabia’s coastal city of Jeddah, after being evacuated amid chaotic scenes from Port Sudan in eastern Sudan.
Earlier a Chinese military ship with nearly 500 Chinese and Pakistani nationals also made the 12-hour sea crossing.
People from more than 70 countries are now reported to have reached Jeddah from Port Sudan.
Most are expected to be flown home via charter flights arranged by their governments within the next few days. (BBC)