17 November 2009
Protect residents of Cairo living in 'unsafe areas'

Hussein Mahmoud Morsy, on the right, with his neighbours from Al-Shohba, Egypt, 3 August 2009.Following the deadly Al-Duwayqa rockslide of September 2008, the Egyptian authorities identified 26 ‘unsafe areas’ in Cairo whose residents live in conditions which pose a constant threat to their lives and health.

Earlier this year, Amnesty International visited two communities in Al-Duwayqa that continue to live in fear of further rockslides. They say they cannot afford to move to a safer place and the authorities have not offered them any alternative to where they live now.

The Egyptian authorities are developing plans to address the problems in Greater Cairo’s ‘unsafe areas’ but they are doing so without adequately consulting the affected communities.

The authorities have also been forcibly evicting people in Al-Duwayqa without giving them adequate advance notice or consulting them on their resettlement.

Many families in Al-Duwayqa have been left homeless and more families risk being forcibly evicted.


Image caption: Hussein Mahmoud Morsy, right, with his neighbours from Al-Shohba, Egypt, 3 August 2009. 

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April 30, 2011

This type of violation of human rights in Cairo is totally unacceptable. The human rights of innocent civilians must be protected by Egyptian government.

April 27, 2011

Civilians must be protected in Egypt.

April 27, 2011

This is an acceptable, Egyptian Government must protect residents living in un safe areas, the Government of egypt must know that these people are huma beings too who need be protected . Humans must be treated as humans not as animals,

April 27, 2011

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