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Syrian refugees embark on exodus from Egypt

Written for Al Jazeera 

Sixth of October City, Egypt – Salem, the owner of a small market in this Cairo suburb, knows all the Syrian refugees living in a neighbourhood that has come to be known as “Little Damascus”. He wears a “Free Syria” bracelet like many other Syrians in this area. “You see that guy over there? His brother went to Italy by boat two weeks ago. He arrived safely and now he wants to go too,” whispered Salem, who asked that his real name not be used in this article. Continue reading Syrian refugees embark on exodus from Egypt