In Egypt, Syria refugees ready to risk all for Europe

Syrian refugees arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on a inflatable dinghy on September 11, 2015Their arrest by Egypt’s coastguard and 12 days in detention under the searing heat have not sapped the determination of young Syrian Suad and her brother: They will get to Europe, whatever the risk. An Egyptian man was wounded,” says 18-year-old Suad, who fled the war in Syria with her family for the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria. Suad was arrested with her 17-year-old brother Mohammed and a group of refugees in August on the shores of Rosetta in northern Egypt as they prepared to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

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