Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants are fleeing the volatile northern element of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, just after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.
Official Nabil Shukrallah of the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, says Sunday that more than 100 families from the city of el-Arish and nearby had passed by means of the church due to the fact Friday, some 500 people.
He says the families arrive scared, exhausted and in need to have of supplies, which had been getting stockpiled at the church via donations from quite a few parishes. They are then transported to be housed in and around the city, in private residences and now also housing supplied by the government.
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