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22 Aug 2013 description

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to support its church partners in Egypt with their development projects and health and educational programs, in spite of being hampered by political violence, some of it directed at Christians.

Violence in Egypt escalated on Aug. 14 when Egypt’s armed forces violently cleared sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Hundreds of protestors were among more than 500 people killed that day, according to numerous media reports.

15 Aug 2013 description
report IRIN

CAIRO, 15 August 2013 (IRIN) - The killing and bloodshed was already well under way when Salma Bahgat, a Red Crescent volunteer, arrived at Rabaa Al Adawia, one of two sites of support for ousted president Mohamed Morsi raided by the Egyptian authorities yesterday.

“I wormed my way through dead bodies and the screams of injured people who were desperate for treatment,” Bahgat, 29, a dentist by profession, told IRIN. “I heard the sounds of bombs and gunfire above my head. Most of the time I felt that my own life was in danger.”

07 Mar 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Associations Law in the Works is a Potential Way Out

(New York, March 7, 2012) – The Egyptian authorities should drop the charges against 43 workers with nongovernmental organizations who are charged with operating “unlicensed” groups under a repressive law, Human Rights Watch said today.

08 Feb 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

Repressive Draft Law to Control Civil Society Groups

07 Feb 2012 description

The Egyptian authorities should scrap a Mubarak-era law used to prosecute civil society and ensure its planned replacement upholds the right to freedom of association, Amnesty International said today.

The call follows yesterday’s announcement that 43 people have been referred to a criminal court for trial as part of an investigation into the funding and registration of NGOs.

Amnesty International has called for the charges against them, based on Egypt’s repressive laws on civil society registration and foreign funding, to be dropped.

07 Jan 2012 description

Making life hard for NGOs, particularly foreign ones, has long been a sport in Egypt.

By Dan Murphy, Staff writer / January 6, 2012

In late December, Egyptian authorities raided the offices of 10 NGOs, charging that they were illegally receiving foreign funding. Among them were two of the United States' biggest democracy promotion groups.

04 Jan 2012 description
Egypt + 10 others
The year that was
report IRIN

DUBAI, 4 January 2012 (IRIN) - When hundreds of thousands of people across the Arab world poured into the streets in 2011 to demand freedom from dictatorship, they set in motion a series of events which not only created humanitarian needs in countries that were otherwise relatively stable, but also exacerbated existing humanitarian and developmental challenges.

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.

27 May 2011 description


Djerba, Ras Jdir (Medenine Governorate)

This week saw serious disruption at the Choucha camp near the Tunisia - Libya border where around 4,000 migrant workers and refugees from the conflict in Libya are accommodated pending humanitarian evacuation to their countries of origin, or other solutions. Four Eritreans died in a fire in the Eritrean block of the camp on 22 May as residents were sleeping. Twenty tents were lost, and the cause is being investigated. At the time, the Choucha camp was hosting some 4,500 people - mostly Somalis, Eritreans, and Sudanese.

18 May 2011 description

Mounting humanitarian Concerns as Libya Conflict intensifies

in this issue

P.2 Health Care for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

P.2 Pakistan: Transition from Flood Relief to Recovery

P.3 Iraqi singer Kadhum Al- Sahir new UNICEF Ambassador

03 May 2011 description

Population Movements

By 02 May, a total of 686,422 people had crossed from Libya into neighbouring countries, including 261,118 third country nationals.

16 Mar 2011 description

Geneva/Tobruk (ICRC) - One month after armed violence broke out in Libya, the fighting continues and is now spreading to the country's most populated areas.

23 Feb 2011 description

WINNIPEG, Man. - All Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) international workers moved from Egypt during the recent turmoil are returning to their work placements in Egypt.

The decision to send 13 MCC international staff, including two children, back to Egypt was made in consultation with MCC partner organizations in Egypt who have assured MCC that life is returning to normal following President Hosni Mubarak's resignation Feb.

24 Dec 2009 description


The 2010 Iraq Humanitarian Action Plan (IHAP) is a continuation of the inter-agency consolidated appeal process launched for Iraq in 2008 and expanded to Iraq and the Region in 2009. The 2010 IHAP is a joint humanitarian strategy for Iraq in 2010. It is not characterised as a consolidated appeal per se, in that it is not accompanied by detailed project proposals (although it is intended to facilitate fund-raising for humanitarian operations in the country).

03 Dec 2008 description


Iraq is moving toward transition, but hundreds of thousands of Iraqi families inside and outside Iraq are still struggling with acute poverty, displacement and the continuing effects of conflict.

The 2009 Consolidated Appeal for Iraq and the Region aims to meet their immediate humanitarian needs, contribute to stabilisation and speed recovery. Requesting US$ 547.3 million in total, it brings an unprecedented number of humanitarian organisations together across 12 countries to support Iraqis.

30 Sep 2008 description


The Secretary-General condemned in the strongest possible terms the suicide attack against a United Nations convoy in southern Afghanistan on 15 September. The attack, in Kandahar Province, killed two doctors working for WHO, as well as their driver, all of whom were Afghan nationals. The doctors, traveling in clearly marked United Nations vehicles, were carrying out a polio vaccination campaign.

07 Aug 2007 description

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 12/025/2007

Egypt: Hundreds of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from Sudan and other sub-Saharan African countries

The lives of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, who daily try to cross the border from Egypt into Israel, may be in danger, following the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials in the area. This follows the reported death of two men believed to be of Sudanese origin, who were allegedly shot dead by Egyptian security forces as they attempted to cross the border during the night of 1 August 2007.