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Campaign aims to enhance living conditions of Syrians in Egypt
Daily News Egypt, 27/07/2016
In an attempt to save their lives, millions of Syrians left their bombarded homes behind. Ever since the start of the civil war in Syria five years ago, the lives of Syrian refugees have been a chain of suffering and misery. Those who came to Egypt were some of the luckiest, as the main challenges . an attempt to save their lives, millions of Syrians left their bombarded homes behind. Ever since the start of the civil war in Syria five years ago, the lives of Syrian refugees have been a chain of suffering and misery. Those who came to Egypt were some of the luckiest, as the main challenges they faced were merely financial. Unlike other countries, like Lebanon and Turkey, Syrians were welcomed by Egyptians, had rights of ownership of residencies and commercial facilities, and were supported by organisations, like Misr Foundation for Health and Sustainable Development. In an attempt...
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Syrian refugees in Egypt showcase their art
Al Monitor, 04/07/2016
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — On the occasion of World Refugee Day June 20, six talented Syrian artists participated in an exhibition that was organized by the United Nations refugee agency field office in Alexandria with the cooperation of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which hosted the event.Aseer Al Madaien, the head of the UNHCR field office in Alexandria, told Al-Monitor that the reason for holding the exhibition was to support the refugees in expressing themselves. The participants, whose ages ranged from 12 to 45, took part in the exhibition showcasing ink-and-pencil drawings as well as photographs. It was the first time that the participants had displayed their works to the public. In an elegant dark suit and with a shy smile, Ghayth Utabashi, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee, welcomed the attendants who paused before his drawings. Utabashi’s drawings portrayed cartoon characters that ...
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Soccer: Chelsea helps Syrian refugee children in Egypt
Ansamed, 06/06/2016
NAPLES - England's Chelsea Football Club has contributed to humanitarian organisation Plan International to aid Syrian child refugees in Alexandria, Egypt, donating enough to provide school materials for 400 children, as well as access to courses to make up for time missed in school and psychological trauma support. Last September, the London football club donated more than 50,000 pounds (about 65,000 euros), collecting one pound from each ticket sold for the London derby against Arsenal, as well as auctioning off player jerseys worn during the Champions League match against Maccabi Tel Aviv. "We've all seen images of the physical devastation caused by the conflict in Syria - but the psychological impact on children can be even more profound," said Tanya Barron, CEO of Plan International UK, in a statement published on Chelsea's website. "With Chelsea's support we're helping Syrian...
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"الأطباء العرب": قافلة طبية لبورما وتغطية احتياجات 90 ألف لاجئ سورى فى مصر
Youm 7, 06/06/2016
أطلق اتحاد الأطباء العرب حملة جديدة بعنوان "رحماء بينهم"، داخل دولة المقر مصر، وخارجها، وذلك ضمن نطاق عمل الاتحاد الإنسانى والإغاثى فى المناطق النائية والحدودية، بالتزامن مع حلول شهر رمضان المبارك. وأعلن أحمد مرسى، مسئول لجنة الإغاثة والطوارئ باتحاد الأطباء العرب، فى بيان صحفى، عن تحركات مكثفة واستعدادات واسعة استعدادا لشهر رمضان؛ من خلال برنامج "مكافحة الجوع وسوء التغذية" الذي يتضمن توزيع "شنط رمضان" ودعم وتغطية شرائح اجتماعية واسعة داخل مصر وخارجها. وقال مرسى ، إن البرنامج يشمل "مكافحة ا...
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أطفال سوريا يعرضون معاناتهم فى حفل مفوضية اللاجئين بيوم التنوع الثقافى
Youm 7, 30/05/2016
نظمت مفوضية الأمم المتحدة لشئون اللاجئين بالإسكندرية، اليوم، ومكتبة الإيداع بمكتبة الإسكندرية ومنظمة الأمم المتحدة للأمومة والطفولة UNICEF، احتفالية بمناسبة اليوم العالمى للتنوع الثقافى. وتضمنت الاحتفالية مجموعة من الأغانى القصيرة وعرضاً مسرحياً، ويقدمها مجموعة من شباب وأطفال اللاجئين السوريين المقيمين بالإسكندرية (فرقة سوريانا). وعرض الأطفال معاناة السوريين فى التهجير ومراحل وصولهم إلى مصر والمساعدات المعنوية التى يتلقونها من الشعب المصرى لحين استقرار أوضاعهم وأعمالهم. وحضر الاحتفا...
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Syrian students struggle in Egypt's schools
Al Monitor, 30/05/2016
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — In 2012, Egypt's president issued an extraordinary decision giving Syrians access to public schooling in Egypt and facilitating registration. Under the new conditions, students were able to enroll using only their passports and a copy of their transcripts from Syria. The process, however, has presented numerous challenges. Sami al-Ahmad is the founder of Khatwa, a group that helps displaced Syrian students finish their education in Egypt. He told Al-Monitor that although the decision to provide free education to Syrians in Egypt was renewed for 2013-15, some changes were made. “In 2014, post-graduate education was excluded from the decision, while some institutes and so-called open education were excluded in 2015,” said Ahmad, himself a Syrian refugee. "Open education" in Egypt refers to a program that grants students flexible schedules to take courses in th...
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Syrians in Egypt: A haven despite the hardships
Ahram online, 30/05/2016
It was 8pm. Silence reigned in our area of Nasr City outside Cairo when a 50-something woman speaking a non-Egyptian dialect broke the silence and knocked on our door. “I need a job,” she said. The fair-skinned, black-clad, heavily wrinkled woman turned out to be a Syrian refugee seeking assistance. “I lost my husband and two of my children in the war in Syria and came to Egypt as a refugee,” she said in a submissive tone. “I swear to God I have not had any food in my home for two weeks now, and I need a job, any job, just to survive.” The woman’s call for help, albeit poignant, stood in contrast to its immediate surroundings. Right across the street in the upscale Sefarat district of Nasr City, many other Syrians seem to be turning over new leaves in their lives, for example by opening successful businesses in the form of food and clothes shops and supermarkets. Even...
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القاهرة تستضيف مؤتمراً حول اللاجئات والنازحات في المنطقة العربية
UNHCR, 15/05/2016
القاهرة، جمهورية مصر العربية، 15 مايو/أيار (المفوضية السامية للأمم المتحدة لشؤون اللاجئين) – منذ أن أُجبرت تهاني، وهي امرأة سورية تبلغ من العمر 35 عاماً، على مغادرة سوريا مع عائلتها هرباً من الرعب والدمار، لم يعد شيء كما كان من قبل. وصلت تهاني وزوجها أحمد إلى مصر مع عائلتهما في عام 2012، وهما متزوجان منذ 12 عاماً ولديهما أربعة أطفال. كان زواجهما مستقراً في سوريا إلا أنهما اضطرا للفرار من الحرب الدائرة. وبعد أشهر قليلة من قدوم العائلة إلى مصر، بدأ سلوك أحمد يتغير، وشعرت تهاني بأنه بدأ ينفعل ويغضب ...
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"Little Damascus" in Cairo reminds past good days in Syria
Xinhua , 21/04/2016
CAIRO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Special food smells, groceries' decoration and the Syrian-styled life in the "Little Damascus" district on the outskirt of Egypt's capital of Cairo now have become famous among local people. The "Syrian Street," which embraces thousands of Syrian refugees, isn't the only "Little Damascus" in the 6th of October City of Cairo, but the most welcomed one. "The Syrian Street reminded me of good days in Syria when I sit with my friends eating and laughing before the U.S.-led forces' bombs demolished our houses on route to destroy the Islamic State targets," Abdl Manan, a Syrian sweets shop owner told Xinhua. Manan fled Damascus in the end of 2011, and stayed for several months without work in Cairo. "Like in the other countries, it's not easy for Syrian refugees to find jobs. But I found that Egyptians like Syrian-styled sweets, so I opened this oriental...
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Relocation and Resettlement: EU Member States urgently need to deliver
European Commission, 12/04/2016
Strasbourg, 12 April 2016 Relocation and Resettlement: EU Member States urgently need to deliver Today, the Commission gives an update on the progress made up until 11 April 2016 and assesses the actions undertaken by Member States to implement the emergency relocation and European resettlement schemes. Overall, progress since the Commission's first report has been unsatisfactory: on relocation, little progress has been made since mid-March, while we see good progress on resettlement. Good progress on resettlement is also the result of the EU-Turkey agreement which has shifted greater focus onto resettlement efforts. Greater efforts on relocation, however, are increasingly urgent in view of the humanitarian situation in Greece. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “EU Member States need to urgently deliver on their political and...
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