More migrants seek refuge in Egypt

Growing numbers of African migrants lead to questions about Cairo's border policies.

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    Egypt's Sinai border is a major transit route for African migrants and refugees fleeing to Israel.

    Tens of thousands of refugees come to Egypt every year, from countries including Iraq and Sudan, in search of a better life.

    But in recent years, dozens of Africans have been shot dead by Egyptian police as they try to cross into Israel.

    As Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Cairo, the government has denied a shoot-to-kill policy, but justifies its use of force on the border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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