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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have received with surprise the press statement issued by UNHCR in Geneva on 30 December, regarding the incidents that occurred in Cairo Mohandeseen District, and that it is illogical for the High Commissioner of UNHCR, to haste with judgments prior to the incident, as he himself has previously mentioned that he didn't have a clear image or details in this regard, despite of the UNHCR office in Cairo has all the information that affirms that the Egyptian Authorities have handled the crisis with wisdom and patience for over than three …
Twenty Migrants Killed in Raid
Regrets situation not resolved peacefully
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the violent deaths of a number of Sudanese migrants in Cairo today as a result of clashes with police.
UNHCR expressed deep shock and sadness Friday over a violent confrontation in Cairo between Egyptian police and Sudanese protesters that left several people dead and injured.
Up to 2,500 Sudanese had been demonstrating in Cairo's Mostafa Mahmoud Park since September 29, primarily to protest living conditions and to demand that they be resettled to third countries. Throughout this period, UNHCR maintained a constant dialogue and several mediation efforts, always emphasising that such situations needed to be resolved peacefully.
"I am deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic …
Following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's weekly briefing (12:30PM) by Radhia Achouri, Spokesperson for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan:
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis -- to whom quoted text may be attributed -- at the press briefing, on 20 December 2005, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Good afternoon ladies and Gentlemen,
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The following statement was issued on 25 November by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General noted with satisfaction today's official opening of the Gaza-Egypt border crossing in Rafah.
Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, expressed his satisfaction at the entry into effect of the Agreement on Movement and Access which enabled the opening of Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and the Arab Republic of Egypt. He qualified this development as a Palestinian national achievement resulting from the Palestinian people's steadfastness and just struggle.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
Geneva, 1st November 2005: The International Secretariat of OMCT is gravely concerned by the situation of 1500 Sudanese refugees who, since 29th September 2005, have been living in front of the UNHCR offices in Cairo, protesting the fact that their request for resettlement was frozen following the signing of the recent peace accord between the Sudanese government and the South People's Liberation Army (SPLA).
According to the information received, the police have repeatedly arrested and confiscated their identity papers given to them by the UNHCR, and they have also been subjected …
Gaza (dpa) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Egypt opened the Rafah terminal on the Gaza Strip border with Egypt Friday, allowing thousands of Palestinians stranded in Egypt to return home over a two-day period, officials said.
Only Gazans who were students, receiving medical treatment, or residing in Egypt were allowed to cross in the opposite direction, said Nazmi Muhana, the director of Gaza border crossings.
GAZA, Sept 20, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will meet on Wednesday next week to discuss reopening the borders between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, a senior Palestinian official announced on Tuesday.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
GAZA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants renewed their pledge on Tuesday to respect a truce to the end of the year at meetings with an Egyptian envoy helping prepare for Israel's withdrawal from the occupied Gaza Strip.
The factions also said there was a possibility of further talks in Cairo on extending the ceasefire, which they agreed to follow in March at a meeting in the Egyptian capital.
The ceasefire has been shaken by violence since Israel pulled Jewish settlers out of Gaza last week under a plan that has raised hopes for peacemaking.
CAIRO, Jul 11, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing along Egypt-Gaza border has made arrangements to operate around-the-clock seven days a week as of mid-August, following the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian Gazette daily reported Monday.
The daily quoted informed sources as saying that Egyptian border guards will be deployed along the border with the Palestinian territories, known as Philadelphi Road.
CAIRO, Jun 24, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Some 1,000 Palestinians spent the night on the Egyptian side of the Rafah checkpoint on the border between Gaza and Egypt on Thursday due to tight Israeli checks, the official MENA news agency reported Friday.
Israeli forces had stepped up security at the border and only let a very slow trickle across, said an Egyptian border official in Rafah on condition of anonymity.
Palestinians stranded at the border checkpoint had to sleep outdoors or in buses, said the official, adding "their numbers keep growing and there are currently around …
The Desert Locust situation is a cause of concern in Sudan as several swarms moved east across the country from Darfur to Gedaref in mid-June. Some swarms have laid eggs while others may reach or have already reached western Eritrea. Survey efforts should be intensified in both countries. Locust infestations continue to decline in the spring breeding areas in Northwest Africa. In the summer breeding areas in the Sahel in West Africa, small-scale breeding and ground control operations are underway in central Niger and groups of adults and perhaps a few swarms are present in northern Mali.