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Egypt takes fight against illegal migration to the airwaves

Egypt has taken to the airwaves to raise awareness among young people and their families about the severe consequences of illegal migration. The government produced a host of radio ads and two serial programs last month to fight the practice, which has been growing wildly.

Passport to salvation: Egypt’s human traffickers find new loophole

After 489 people drowned off the Libyan coast on September 15 2014, Hassan Abdel Qader had to think of a safer way to achieve his dream of going to Europe, avoiding what is now known as “death boats” in the Mediterranean.

UNHCR discusses establishing headquarters in Cairo with FM: sources

In a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the commission’s desire to establish a regional headquarters in Cairo, Al-Masry Al-Youm was informed. Shoukry vowed to resume talks on the issue at a later date.

Merkel ignores Sisi’s human rights record for immigration-curbing deal

Angela Merkel has met with the Egyptian president in an attempt to cut a deal to curb the flow of migrants from Africa into Fortress Europe, offering a package of ‘sweetners’ to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and ignoring his regime’s human rights abuses.

Europe’s migration trade with Egypt

Long before the advent of the “migration crisis,” Italy signed a series of deals with Libya’s Colonel Muammar Qadhafi designed to stop thousands of mostly African migrants from reaching the shores of Europe.