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Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria

Headline Title:  Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria 11 October 2013 Today’s shipwreck off the coast of Alexandria that drowned at least 12 people, many believed to be refugees from Syria, highlights the crushing life-and-death decisions facing many who fled to Egypt to escape Syria’s armed conflict, Amnesty International said. The organization is due to launch a briefing next week on the plight of refugees from Syria in Egypt, and currently has a delegation on the ground researching the situation. “Our research has shown how the backdrop to today’s…

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