This Egyptian Child's Drawing Will Break Your Heart and Give You Hope

As the death toll in Egypt has soared above 638, images of brutality and tears filling the streets of Cairo have been difficult to bear. Amidst the chaos, an estimated 52 churches were attacked and burned in a 24-hour span between Wednesday and Thursday. Those burned include St. George Church in Sohag and Prince Tadros Church in Fayoum. Amidst the tragedy, "Operation Egypt" posted this image of a drawing they attribute to an anonymous girl from Upper Egypt that helps inspire hope. 


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Rachel George

Rachel is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the London School of Economics. She holds a BA in Politics from Princeton and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard. Her interests include journalism, U.S. foreign policy, human rights, and international law.

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