In the Sinai Desert a handful of groups is fighting ruthless people-traffickers who prey on desperate migrants trying to reach Israel from war-ravaged and poverty-stricken parts of Africa.
Many of them also live in an unwired world such as the Bedouins who operate a safe house and have persuaded others not to allow the traffickers to shop at their stores – a kind of localized sanctions.
In Israel there’s a free clinic for migrants run by the Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, where Sister Aziza – who was profiled by CNN Freedom Project and honored by the U.S. State Department. The group also has this update about refugees arriving from the Sinai.
At the African Refugee Development Center they help refugees integrate into Israeli society.
The UNHCR in Egypt is also aware of the Sinai trafficking. And this page shows how you can help their programs in Egypt and elsewhere.