Egypt, Burned the Field: request for help from refugee Eritreans, Ethiopians and SudaneseRefugee Camp Selum!
In the Field ofSelum, on the borderbetween Egyptand Libya,where they foundrefugeBenqaziAfrican refugeeswho had fledduring the uprisingagainst the regime ofGhaddafi,so whenvinivamadehuntingacusAfrican blacksto bemercenariesof the regime. Nowthese people arefromninemonthsin a state ofdegradation,in arundownarea,with analmost non-existentservice,where womenwho are pregnantdo not findadequatemedical care. Threedays agoat nightabout 10tentswere set on fire, the refugeeswereforced to doa hunger striketo demandsolutionsto anyproblem offield conditions,toacceleratethe processof resettlement. We mustalso saythe local policeoften hindering, preventingmovementof refugeesto the cities, even formedical reasons. We askUNHCR,the European Commissionerand AUto intervene with theEgyptian authoritiesto respectthe rights andthe protection they needfromany hazards thatendangerthe lives ofrefugees livingin thecampSelum.Fr. Mussie Zerai