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30 Dec 2011 description
report InterAction

Contacts: Sue Pleming: 202.552.6561 or 202.341.3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.orgTawana Jacobs: 202.552.6534 or 202.297.1696 (Cell) or tjacobs@interaction.org

WASHINGTON (Dec. 30, 2011)—The crackdown in Egypt this week on civil society organizations, including several U.S. groups, is deeply troubling and must stop immediately, said InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs.

30 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

The Armed Forces started to distribute urgent relief materials to the flood-ravaged residents of Abu-Simbel Village, Aswan, on Thursday 29/12/2011.

About 10 tons of foodstuffs and commodities along with 2,000 blankets were given out to the residents, said Aswan Governorate Secretary General Mohamed Mostafa.

Some charities and political powers also distributed relief aid to the residents, he said.

The floods emerged after Nasr el-Nouba canal bridge partially collapsed in Aswan on Wednesday.

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 history.

29 Dec 2011 description

Amnesty International's Philip Luther

Fri, 23/12/2011

Amnesty International called on Egypt’s military rulers to uphold the right to peaceful demonstration as women human rights activists staged more protests today.

Activists took to the streets to denounce violence used by the military against female and opposition protesters in demonstrations over the past week that have left 17 people dead, most of them reportedly from gunfire.

27 Dec 2011 description

Summary: CHF 107,672 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 January, 2011 to support the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAIRO, 22 December 2011 – “UNICEF calls on the Egyptian authorities, the security forces and other parties involved in demonstrations and violence in Cairo to protect children.

“Too often children are caught in the spiraling violence. Reports and first-hand testimony by children paint a graphic picture of how the latest confrontations affect them. In the last six days, the numbers of killed, injured and detained children have reached alarming levels.

22 Dec 2011 description

"Either the military police has been given orders to disperse demonstrators at any cost, or the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces does not control the army and security forces”

Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa

Mon, 19/12/2011

Global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other repressive equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces, Amnesty International said today after the army again violently dispersed protests in Cairo.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

Statement of United Nations’ Under-Secretary- General on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet on “Women’s Political and Civil Rights in Egypt” New York, Wednesday, 21 December 2011.

21 Dec 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

Punish Military and Police Attackers

(Beirut) – There is an escalating pattern of physical attacks by Egyptian military and police officers against women and male protesters, journalists, and activists in Cairo, some of which are sexual in nature, Human Rights Watch said today. News reports and images of protestors in Cairo being stripped, beaten, and dragged through the street in the past several days are just the latest incidents.

20 Dec 2011 description
  • Troops, police try again to drive protesters from Tahrir

  • Clinton condemns "shocking" attack on woman protester

  • Egyptians protest over treatment of women during demonstrations

  • Military and advisory council call for an end to violence (Adds statement from military council condemning violations)

By Marwa Awad and Alexander Dziadosz

20 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

CAIRO, 20 December 2011 (IRIN) - One of the key moments in the build-up to the 25 January uprising and the overthrow of Egypt's former President Mubarak was the alleged beating to death of a young man, Khaled Said, by police in Alexandria - an event which galvanized Egyptians around the issue of police brutality.

Amid allegations of ongoing police brutality, security sector reform, which is vital for the country's economic and social stability, is becoming an increasingly vociferous demand of protesters and civil society representatives.

20 Dec 2011 description

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Here are the latest details of the revolts in the Middle East and North Africa and their aftermath:

EGYPT: Thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Some were seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrated the changes already achieved.

  • Military leader Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, accused of hanging on to power, defended the military on Tuesday and announced a partial lifting of a state of emergency.

19 Dec 2011 description

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday strongly condemned the brutal suppression of demonstrations by military and security forces in Tahrir Square, Cairo, which have reportedly left at least 11 people dead and over 500 injured, some of them critically, since Friday.

19 Dec 2011 description
  • Police, troops briefly chase protesters out of square

  • Clinton "deeply concerned", Ban "highly alarmed"

  • Death toll climbs to 13 as clashes reach fourth day

  • Troops filmed beating protesters

By Edmund Blair and Marwa Awad

CAIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day on Monday and the United States, worried by the violence, urged the generals to respect human rights.

19 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

18 December 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on transitional authorities in Egypt to show restraint after several days of clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital, Cairo, have reportedly killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds more.

17 Dec 2011 description

16 Dec 2011 23:52

  • Troops and protesters battle in central Cairo

  • Violence clouds election set to empower Islamists

  • Generals struggle for control of post-Mubarak Egypt

By Maha Dahan and Tamim Elyan

CAIRO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Three people were killed as troops fought daylong battles with protesters, showing the tensions seething in Egypt nine months after Hosni Mubarak's fall, even in the midst of polls meant to herald a promised transfer to civilian rule.

14 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

Within the framework of the Egyptian government support to the friendly African states, the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa presented food and medical assistance to Djibouti to help alleviate the impacts of the drought which hit the country in the early days of 2011.

10 Dec 2011 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian | Cairo

At Cairo's posh Gazeera Club, workers leave the showers running as they sit nearby drinking tea and chatting. Large quantities of water pour down the drain as water pipes around the city and its suburbs run dry.

For inhabitants of Cairo’s poor neighborhoods, water only infrequently arrives via government pipes. In order to cook and stay hydrated, says resident Hossam Abdel Razaq, housewives trek to a local water dealer and buy the precious liquid for 25 cents. When water does briefly flow, he adds, kids run to the faucets to drink.