The Bundeswehr has flown 700 people out of Sudan since Sunday. Among them were around 200 Germans, the rest were people in need of protection from a total of 30 nations. Shortly after the rescue mission started, there was supposed to be a ceasefire in Sudan – but it was broken several times. Heavy fighting broke out in Sudan on April 15 between the country’s two most powerful generals and their units. Since then they have been fighting for supremacy in the country. Captain Matthias M., 49 years old and commander of the A400M, piloted one of the Bundeswehr machines and tells us over the phone how the rescue went, to what extent the machines are protected against attacks and how the evacuated people were doing.