As aid trucks slowly make their way into Gaza, another gate at Rafah is for people departing the besieged territory — the only exit for those permitted to leave, including the critically wounded.
On Monday, 28 newborns were evacuated from Gaza to Egypt, after being transported from Al-Shifa Hospital. Four mothers accompanied the babies. It's not known how many of the other parents are alive.
The Rafah border crossing, operated by Egyptian authorities, is the only Gaza crossing not directly controlled by Israel. Now it is the only entry point for aid and exit point for those able to leave.
It's the first time people have been allowed to exit the Palestinian territory since the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel. Ambulances took dozens of seriously wounded people to hospitals in Egypt.
In elementary school, NPR's Malaka Gharib visited her dad in Cairo each summer. It was hot, there was no AC — but she coped. In this age of global warming, she wonders: How are Egyptians getting by?
Egypt now has the highest number of illegal migrants to Europe, lured by smugglers who charge a big fee for a risky voyage by sea. We interview families who had a loved one on the shipwrecked Adriana.
The exodus of more than 210,000 people from Sudan to Egypt since the war began in April highlights the deep ties that bind the countries — and Egypt's mixed legacy in Sudan.
A gunbattle along Israel's southern border with Egypt left three Israeli soldiers and an Egyptian officer dead Saturday, officials said. It was a rare instance of deadly violence along the frontier.
In Port Sudan, Jeddah, Aswan and Cairo, people have sought safety from the fighting in Khartoum. After making difficult decisions and journeys, the biggest challenges for many are only beginning.