Egypt planning on deporting Darfur refugees: rebels

July 16, 2008 (PARIS) — A rebel group accused Egypt of planning to sanction Darfur refugees who try to cross to Israel by persecuting them or handing them over to Sudanese authorities exposing them to great risks. (read more)

UNHCR interviews 179 Eritrean asylum seekers detained in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt, July 2 (UNHCR) – Staff from the UN refugee agency have completed interviewing 179 detained Eritrean and Ethiopian asylum seekers in the southern Egypt town of Aswan to assess their claims for refugee status. ( read more )

Iraqi Refugee Return Driven By Lack of Money

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CAIRO, EGYPT: According to the UNHCR, of the estimated 2.2 million Iraqis who have fled their country since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, some 70,000 came to Egypt. However, various local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Egyptian government estimate their number to be between 100,000 and...(read more)