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Cairo’s ‘Little Syria’ Testimony To Despair of War

More than 75,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt live on the edge, wondering if they will ever return home.
Syrians who are picking up their passports queue up in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo June 16, 2013. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus on Saturday and called for a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most populous Arab state firmly against President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT  - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX10PIR

Waafa Mearwy lives with her son Bashar in a small apartment in 6th of October City on the outskirts of Cairo. The city is called Little Syria, because thousands of Syrians fled to this place since anti-government activists began their struggle to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011.

Waafa came to Egypt a few months ago, when two of her son’s friends got killed by snipers near their home in the southern Damascus district of Nahar Aisha. Her two daughters and their husbands still live in Syria.

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