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21 Oct 2013 description

Refugees who fled the conflict in Syria are now fleeing Egypt, where they once found a safe haven. But in trying to leave Egypt by sea they are risking their lives, as Orla Guerin reports from the coastal city of Alexandria.

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31 Aug 2012 description

The United Nations estimates that over 200,000 Syrians have fled the country as the conflict escalates.

While most of them have gone to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, increasing numbers of people are now travelling further afield to Egypt for shelter.

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26 Mar 2012 description

By Jon Leyne

BBC News, Nile Delta, Egypt

They bring in their sad cargo every morning - the latest animals to die from foot-and-mouth disease in the village of Abshwe in Egypt's Nile Delta, part of an outbreak that is ravaging farms across the country.

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