Egypt: Looming Humanitarian Crisis in Sinai Relief Urgently Needed After 2 Months of Army Restrictions on Food

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The Egyptian government campaign against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai has left up to 420,000 residents in four northeastern cities in urgent need of humanitarian aid since February 9, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should provide sufficient food for all residents and allow relief organizations such as the Egyptian Red Crescent to immediately provide resources to address local residents’ critical needs. Residents say they have experienced sharply diminished supplies of available food, medicine, cooking gas, and other essential commercial goods…

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