The plight of Egyptian truck drivers stranded on the country’s border with Sudan has persisted for almost three months, a crisis reportedly marred by Egypt’s “official indifference” and the bureaucracy of the Sudanese side, resulting in the death of at least 15 truckers.
With Sudan’s conflict now at the 100-day mark, advocacy groups are calling on Sudan’s neighbor Egypt to ease entry requirements for refugees, saying displaced Sudanese face a dire situation.
The ongoing war in Sudan has caused tens of thousands of civilians to flee to neighbouring countries. Most of them made their way to Egypt, which allowed women, children and the elderly to cross at a snail’s pace, but many men were turned back for visas.
The European Union signed an agreement with Egypt on Sunday for the first phase of an 80 million-euro border management program, a statement from the EU delegation in Cairo said, at a time when Egyptian migration to Europe has been rising, reported Reuters.
Locals of the besieged coastal enclave said on Monday that all Egyptian facilities of Gazans’ travelling are a mere “lie and deception”, mentioning that returnees from Cairo still experience a convoluted experience.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denies a statement issued by its Libyan counterpart about the “mistreatment” that Libyans were subjected to while transiting to and from Egypt.
Policies implemented by the Egyptian government at the Rafah border crossing to Gaza have “exacerbated” human rights conditions, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
Egypt updated its entry requirements, effective 22 January. All arrivals who have WHO-approved vaccination certificates with a QR Code will be allowed entry provided that 14 days have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Sinovac, and Sinopharm), or at least 14 days …
The Egyptian Cabinet announced on Friday night that direct flights from seven African countries would be temporarily halted in response to the spread of a new coronavirus variant.
The Israeli army announced Monday morning that senior Israeli military officers met with their Egyptian counterparts and discussed common issues facing the two armies including the presence of the Egyptian army in the Rafah area.