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Suffering in silence, Sudanese refugees now migrating from Egypt

Egypt’s Sudanese refugee community looks to the Mediterranean as a way out of the intimidation and corruption they face in Egypt.
A man fishes from his boat as a group of migrants gather on the seawall at the Saint Ludovic border crossing on the Mediterranean Sea between Vintimille, Italy and Menton, France, June 14, 2015. On Saturday, some 200 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan who attempted to cross the border, were blocked by Italian police and French gendarmes.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1GFZS

CAIRO — Sudanese refugees are now thought to be the group leaving in the largest numbers from Egypt’s north coast this year.

According to the latest Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) data based on detention figures, since the beginning of the year, more than 650 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers were detained for trying to leave irregularly, compared with around 330 Syrians.

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