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22 Nov 2016 description
Social media campaign, ‘A Day Without Migrants,’ launched with the Egyptian award-winning click-funding innovators Bassita, aims to highlight the positive impacts migrants have on host communities.
02 Nov 2016 description
Around 118,000 Syrians have sought asylum in Egypt. Many refugees hope for resettlement: UNHCR Egypt submits some 6,700 refugees for resettlement to third countries on a yearly basis.
22 Sep 2016 description
The IFRC deplores continued global inaction in response to Mediterranean tragedies, after a boat carrying up to 600 migrants capsized off Egypt; at least 42 people were confirmed drowned.
17 Oct 2013 description
This new report throws a spotlight on the tragic consequences of Egypt’s hardline stance towards refugees from Syria as hundreds of them face ongoing detention in poor conditions or deportation.
17 Aug 2013 description
The Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) is scaling-up the emergency health activities in several cities around the country (mainly in Cairo, Alexandria, Port-Said).
28 Jul 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch
According to Human Rights Watch, many of the people killed in clashes with Egypt’s riot police on July 27 were shot in the head or chest.
12 Jul 2013 description
UNHCR has received reports this week of a number of flights carrying Syrians being turned back from airports in Egypt. They were returned to where their flight originated, including Damascus and Latakia.
26 Jun 2013 description
Most of the current 900 refugees and 350 asylum-seekers in Egypt's Sallum refugee camp find themselves in legal limbo, as more people continue to arrive.
30 May 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch
It would reinforce and formalize state control over non-governmental groups by empowering the government to deny them access to both domestic and international funding.
21 Feb 2013 description
General Information The number of Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Egypt is 18,404 individuals (6,883 families) as of 20th of February 2013. In addition, there are some 10,000 Syrians awaiting registration, bringing the number of total Syrians in contact with UNHCR to more than 28,000...
31 Jan 2013 description
report IRIN
Arriving in Egypt with little more than the clothes they are wearing, some Syrian women see marriage as the only means of survival.
26 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN
Food prices in November were up 5.3 per cent on the same month last year, while market traders reported a doubling of many prices since the summer
07 Dec 2012 description
GENEVA (7 December 2012) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed alarm Friday at the rising tension and recent deaths and injuries during protests related to Egypt’s draft Constitution, while also drawing attention to a number of major problems with the text which is...
30 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service
30 December 2011 – The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country’s recent...
24 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN
CAIRO, 24 November 2011 (IRIN) - Refugees living in the Egyptian capital Cairo have faced more discrimination and less help from the authorities since a popular uprising overthrew former president Hosni Mubarak, according to community leaders. Personal safety on Cairo's streets has worsened for...
21 Nov 2011 description
GENEVA (21 November 2011) – A group of United Nations independent experts today expressed alarm at the degree of violence and deterioration of the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association which have led to loss of life in Egypt, ahead of parliamentary elections planned for 28 November...
22 May 2011 description
Cairo.- The United Nations report titled “Revealing risk, redefining Development”, launched this May by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, reveals a new interest and concern for disaster risk reduction in the Middle East and North...
17 May 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Hundreds of...
09 May 2011 description
Press Release: 04.05.2011 The Office of the Prosecutor will request an arrest warrant against three individuals in the first Libya case. Judges will decide. ICC-CPI-20110504-PR659 Today, (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo informed the United Nations Security Council that in a few weeks he will...
06 May 2011 description
report UN Women
Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable, UN Headquarters, New York, on 4 May 2011. Ladies and Gentlemen, This year may well mark the beginning of the ‘fourth wave’ of democracy. As we...