EGYPT: Bedouins sift through rubbish to survive

Saturday, November 22, 2008
SHARM AL-SHEIKH Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (IRIN) - Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt's glitzy coastal tourist resort, may seem an unlikely home for Bedouin squatters, but they too live off tourism, or rather the waste left in its wake. A 20-minute drive from the main highway takes you to a Bedouin squatter area on the city’s outskirts from where Nawal, a young woman, sets out early each day with her younger sister for the main refuse tip, to sift through rubbish. "We used to have a good life. We had...