In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots, and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah’s family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he died in the Libyan desert.
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.
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.
A court in the Nile Delta handed 56 people lengthy prison sentences on Sunday for their involvement in human trafficking leading to the deaths of over 200 people off the coast of Rashid in September.
The United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a decision to start processing registration and Refugee Status Determination (RSD) in only one interview starting March 2017.
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.
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.
As part of a plan to restrict migration, the European Union (EU) is offering Egypt a deal: simplified visa procedures and increased economic aid over smoother deportations of unwanted African migrants.
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.
The Egyptian army has destroyed three tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian-controlled Sinai desert, military spokesman Colonel Tamer Al-Refae said yesterday.