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Residents of Giza area forced into displacement

The Egyptian government is expelling residents from their own homes in Giza and Cairo, as part of a campaign to develop and beautify areas.

CAIRO — Mustafa (pseudonym) woke up Jan. 23 to the sounds of tractors as security forces, without prior notice, entered the area where his home is located in Nazlet El-Semman in Giza, amid protests from residents who had no idea what the government was planning.

This comes as part of a new round of forcing people from their homes and demolishing dwellings in different parts of Cairo and Giza, which the government calls “eliminating violations” or “campaigns to develop and beautify Cairo.”

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