Misplaced Hope: Sudanese Refugees in Cairo, Egypt
Between 750,000 and 4 million Sudanese refugees from the war-torn areas of South Sudan and Darfur have found themselves hustling for limited resources and jobs alongside some of Egypt’s poorest citizens. Besides economics, race hides behind another layer of tension between the darker-skinned Sudanese and the lighter-skinned Arab Egyptians. Many Sudanese complain about being the frequent targets of racial discrimination – by both Egyptian civilians and police - where taunts often turn to violence. Refugees from South Sudan are starting to trickle home after more than 20 years of civil war in Sudan. Those from Darfur don’t have the same luxury, their homeland still strife with war.