Tagged with Migration

Migrants vs. Immigrants

Migrants vs. Immigrants

Salama Moussa provides a timely reminder of the difference: Migrants are pushed by local disturbances to seek work and survival in other lands, regardless of the land, as long as it welcomes them. Immigrants have a fixed destination and while they seek a “better” life, the definition of “better” is often broader than mere survival. … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Drowning

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Drowning

God, Over 150 people are dead in a disaster off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. An equal number of would-be migrants were rescued, but the majority remain unaccounted for. Most on board the overloaded fishing boat were Egyptian, with a sizable segment of other nationalities. Turkey and Libya hold international focus as a launching pad of refugees … Continue reading

Young People in Upper Egypt

From the World Bank: This study was published about five months ago; I came across it now. Very interesting statistics: While the great stretch of land from south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo to Lake Nasser on the border with Sudan, the area known as Upper Egypt, has only 40 percent of the country’s population, … Continue reading