Opening the door to safety
Families in Aswan are hosting families fleeing conflict in Sudan.
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Terrifying violence in Sudan has forced countless families to move in search of safety, within the country and beyond its borders. By early May 2023, more than 56,000 people had crossed the Sudan-Egypt border via the two main land crossings.
The journey for many families has been slow and arduous, with families having no choice but to set out with only limited food and water. It has also been uncertain – families displaced by the conflict have left behind everything they know in search of safety.
Many displaced families have arrived in the city of Aswan, in southeast Egypt. And while their stories are frequently a mix of trepidation and exhaustion, dozens of families have also found hope and safety after the long trek. As families have arrived, some households in Aswan have been offering affordable accommodation in their own homes.
The following images of families being welcomed are a reminder of the remarkable resilience and strength of the families who have fled to ensure their children’s safety, and the solidarity and support of host communities in Egypt.