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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.