Minority Profile: Egypt's Nubians

The Nubians have been displaced for over 100 years, yet the government repeatedly denies their legal rights to resettle on their historic homelands in Upper Egypt.

Dozens of Nubians were arrested in 2016 and 2017 for participating in protests against the conversion of Nubian land into militarized zones, as decided by the president and government.

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Minority Profile: Egypt’s Christians

Though a legally protected minority, Christians face several challenges, including limits on the construction and maintenance of churches. Converts to Christianity are often harassed by the state and by private citizens, and Christians are subject to blasphemy charges.

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