(Cairo 12-05-2011) Eritrean refugees in Egypt continue to face major obstacles according to reports from Release Eritrea volunteers in the region. The volunteers who have been working to support Eritrean immigration detainees report that,  in the weeks since the revolution in Egypt, little has changed for the better for the Eritrean asylum seekers and refugees currently there.

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW)

(Geneva, October 8, 2010) – Egypt, the new chair of the UN refugee agency’s governing body, should immediately end its policy of shooting foreign nationals trying to cross from Egypt into Israel, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Egyptian authorities.

Nile

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile.

Nile

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile.

Reuters and AlertNet (Jerusalem) – Israel’s High Court should order an end to the government’s policy of forcibly returning to Egypt migrants who enter Israel at the Sinai border without giving them an opportunity to claim asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. Egypt has forcibly returned hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to countries where they face torture and ill-treatment.

Reuters and AlertNet (Jerusalem) – Israel’s High Court should order an end to the government’s policy of forcibly returning to Egypt migrants who enter Israel at the Sinai border without giving them an opportunity to claim asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. Egypt has forcibly returned hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers to countries where they face torture and ill-treatment.