The border between Egypt and Libya, near town of Salloum. The hundreds (if not thousands) of African and Bangladeshi migrants stuck at the border. Most don't have necessary papers to enter Egypt, many have been here 2 weeks. 16/03/2011
Over one hundred thousand migrant workers have crossed the border between Egypt and Libya, near the town of Salloum. I photographed the hundreds (if not thousands) of African and Bangladeshi migrants stuck at the border. Unlike the Egyptians and Libyans fleeing Libya, most of these workers don't have the necessary papers to cross into Egypt. Having officially left Libya, they sleep in car parks, custom buildings, etc. before the entry gate to Egypt. Many have been there for two weeks.
The Egyptian military provides food and water, but temperatures drop at night and there is not sufficient shelter between the gates. One Malian migrant told me he has barely slept since arriving. Another Bangladeshi worker claimed he had not been paid by his German employer in Libya for over four months. For these migrants, they have escaped a bad situation, yet still remain in grave uncertainty.