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Appalling Abuse of Kidnapped Refugees in Sinai Must End

The only solution we see right now is to make people aware while they’re still in their home country about the dangers of crossing Sinai

Hundreds of Israel-bound African refugees are being held hostage in the Sinai desert by smugglers demanding huge ransom to spare their lives.
Hundreds of Israel-bound African refugees are being held hostage in the Sinai desert by smugglers demanding huge ransom to spare their lives.

By Amnesty International,

Egypt and Sudan must make urgent and concerted efforts to stop asylum-seekers and refugees being kidnapped from camps in Sudan, forcibly transported to Egypt, and being severely abused in the Sinai desert, Amnesty International said in a new briefing.

For over two years, refugees and asylum-seekers have been kidnapped from in and around the Shagarab refugee camps in eastern Sudan, near the Eritrean border. The vast majority of victims are Eritrean.   Continue reading Appalling Abuse of Kidnapped Refugees in Sinai Must End