Leave Egypt, Filipinos told


BURNING STREETS. A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi gestures during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. Photo by AFP/Mosaab el-Shamy

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on August 20 ordered the repatriation of Filipinos in Egypt as it raised crisis alert level 4 over the strife-torn country. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario raised this alert level after visiting Cairo for the second time in two weeks. The Philippine government will shoulder the costs of the mandatory repatriation, the DFA said. The deterioration of peace and order in Egypt makes “working and living there increasingly difficult and dangerous,” the DFA said.

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