An urgent plea from vulnerable people- an Avaaz petition.
Sorry, this is another upsetting post. I didn’t know this was happening 😦
- Join with elected officials from Egypt’s major donor countries to press Egypt to act;
- Run hard-hitting ads targeting Egypt’s prized tourism industry;
- Expose the names of the key traffickers in a series of national Avaaz campaigns in the region;
- Help journalists get access to torture camps to investigate which officials are complicit.
Let’s start it all with a million person movement to end this horrific trade in human suffering. Sign now and share with others:
Our community has stepped in repeatedly to help those trapped in terrible conditions. Last year, we helped rescue migrant Indian labourers trapped in Bahrain. And we’ve helped provide food and medicine to those trapped in Syria. Now let’s help liberate those being tortured in Egypt.
With hope and determination,
Ian, Nick, Ari, Bissan, Alice, Wissam, Ricken and the entire Avaaz team
*Haben is a pseudonym, but her story is real.
Egypt/Sudan: Traffickers Who Torture (Human Rights Watch)
Extortionists, smugglers preying on Eritrean refugees, report says (Globe and Mail)
Egypt/Sudan: Refugees face kidnapping for ransom, brutal treatment and human trafficking (Amnesty International)
The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond (EEPA Report)
Thousands of Eritreans ‘abducted to Sinai for ransom’ (BBC)
Egypt’s Sinai: Trafficking, torture and fear (Al Jazeera)
Human Trafficking Statistics (Polaris Project)