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Security forces crack down on refugees protesting violence, harassment

Security forces used batons and water cannons to disperse a protest by refugees in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 6th of October City on Sunday, according to several eyewitnesses. Police arrested a number of protesters and confiscated phones from several others to prevent any pictures …

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Egypt’s immigration, endowments ministries cooperate in fight against illegal immigration

As a part of the Survival Ships initiative that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had launched to combat illegal immigration in December 2019, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram and Minister for Religious Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa signed a cooperation protocol Oct. 26. The protocol is designed to …

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Egypt cracks down on Syrian businesses allegedly tied to Brotherhood

The Egyptian government has begun taking measures to monitor the commercial activity of Syrians in Egypt out of fear that some businesses are being used to fund the Muslim Brotherhood. The measures include not approving any commercial activity for Syrian nationals except with permission from the security authorities, as well as monitoring Syrian account …

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Egypt to stop issuing commercial permits to ‘successful’ Syrians citing ‘Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar’ as reason

Egypt‘s Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Sharawi, sent an internal circular to all governors and deputies in the country, demanding a halt to new licenses for shops owned by Syrians, according to The New Arab’s Arabic language service.

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Refugees in Egypt: ‘Hunger at home, coronavirus on the streets’

Hanan Adam arrived in Egypt as a refugee from Sudan five years ago. The 39-year-old lives with her seven children in 6th of October City and used to find work as a day laborer in various factories producing refrigerators and light bulbs before they started laying off Sudanese workers, she …

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Illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe down to almost zero: IOM chief

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General António Vitorino said on Saturday that the rate of illegal immigration from Egypt to Europe has decreased over the past months to almost zero, thanks to effective measures taken by the Egyptian government.

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