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Organisation releases statement on Egypt’s new visa rules for Syrians
They need “immediate help and attention to avoid a humanitarian disaster” as the rainy season nears
This is most likely a minimum casualty figure
In the latest appeal, the UN said that a total of $3.8 billion was needed to help Syrian refugees who have spilled across the country’s borders to escape fighting in their homeland.
Refugees leave their homes for fear of death, often with little more than the clothes on their backs and their hands in their pockets. Escaping the horrors of a civil war that has engulfed their country for two years, thousands of Syrians have made the journey by land, sea and air to find themselves in Egypt; a nation which despite its own extreme economic malaise has opened the gates to provide them with a safe haven in which they can endure the storm.
This is not the case, however, for the Palestinian-Syrian refugees who have also come seeking refuge from the storm, only to find themselves in a barn without a roof.
Daily News Egypt investigates how Syrian refugees survive in Egypt, and how Palestinians are all but forgotten.
The evening of classical oriental and western music was organised to benefit Syrian refugees in Egypt.
Representatives of Palestinian-Syrian refugees say the embassy has failed them
UNHCR sheds light on Syrian refugees in Egypt through fundraising concert
Jordan says it is hosting more than 475,000 refugees from Syria
By Ahmed Awadalla Looking at the situation in Syria, where millions were forced to leave their homes and seek shelter in neighboring countries, refugees have fled their country due to well-founded fear. Syria’s political, religious, ethnic, or gender-based persecutions are collective reasons for citizens to pack their luggage and depart. After heading to another country, …
Egyptian embassy in Lebanon helping distribute food, blankets and clothes to displaced Syrians
The UNHCR said the one million figure comprised both registered refugees and those awaiting registration
The violence of a war that has left more than 60,000 dead in less than two years has made the lives of thousands of families tense and precarious
Obama, unveiling a grant, which will take US humanitarian help to Syrians to $365m
Rights group warns Egypt not to deport refugees back to Syria in violation of international agreements
Turkey currently counts 14 camps, all but one of which are tent camps
Condemnation from human rights organisations
WFP has provided around 1.4 million people across Syria with food aid since September 9.
Racism and discrimination has long been a problem in Egypt, particularly for Sudanese who have come to Egypt seeking a better life.
UNHCR releases report detailing Syrian refugee status in Egypt
Shots fired between Syrian army and opposition wound civilian in Turkey
Over 20,000 deaths later, independent UN investigators conclude war crimes have been committed
On 8 March, I was in London attending a panel discussion on the safety of women journalists. I had been invited there by the International News Safety Institute (INSI) after contributing a chapter to a book published earlier this year by the INSI on the safety of female journalists working in conflict and danger zones. …
“The humanitarian problem sparked by the conflict is our biggest crisis”, says the UNHCR spokesman
“The Sudanese who chose to come to Egypt had certain expectations that this country that had long historical and cultural bonds with Sudan would be a better refuge for them. The question remains, have their expectations been fulfilled?”
Current number of Syrian refugees outside Syria much higher than previous UN estimate
As a result of the instability during the Egyptian revolution, UNHCR closed their offices and the Sudanese community suffered from a lack of financial assistance and protection services throughout that period
Sudanese and East Asian refugees protest, demand resettling outside Egypt
UNHCR expresses concern over abuse by smugglers