Cairo, Egypt — The Plight of the Zabbaleen

Citation:

Lerner KL. Cairo, Egypt — The Plight of the Zabbaleen. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2012.
Cairo, Egypt — The Plight of the Zabbaleen

Abstract:

CAIRO -- Living on the outskirts of Cairo, near scenes of sporadic fighting with Muslim factions since the 2011 Revolution, residents of the Zabballen Coptic Christian Community express fear that repression and clashes will increase if the Muslim Brotherhood and the more ultraconservative Salafis continue to gain political strength. 

The Zabbaleen, who characterize themselves as the "people of the trash," are a minority community of approximately 60,000 Coptic Christians who gather, process, and attempt to recycle waste generated in Cairo. (more)

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