Escape from Egypt
This is the story of three Syrian refugees who are quite different, except that they escaped from Syria’s instability and came to Egypt looking for safety. Instead of safety Egypt has become a new prison. It is impossible for them to get visas renewed so they face prison and deportation either to the war in Syria, or refugee camps in Turkey. Most of the world has closed their doors on Syrians, so they are displaced to cities that aren’t their own, paying for the sins of others. It is said that the poor do not die of starvation, but of injustice. Fouad and Ali and Nora, like thousands of others feel their only option is to be smuggled acroos the Mediterranean sea. They feel their only choices are a slow death by injustice or risk a quick death by drowning. They sell everything they have, and put their life in the hands of a broker who promises to deliver them to the shore of Italy.
All the story's written by: Rasha Eldeeb (one of the winners of FAIR award )
special thanks to Egyptian initiative for personal rights (EIPR) NGO , Radwa adel, Refaa ُElrafaa'e ,Mahienour El-Massry