Five governorates yesterday received a total of 41 new Christian families who fled from Al-Arish city in northern Sinai for fear of IS ("Islamic State" militant group) attacks.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that the Archdiocese of Port Said received 21 new families.
Father Joseph Shoukry, pastor of Anba Bishoy Church in Ismailia, said the archdiocese received six families yesterday morning. They ave now being rehoused in Al-Mostaqbal area.
Ahmed Sakr, Gharbiya governor, met with six of the displaced families to discuss their problems. He disbursed an allowance of LE1,000 to each family.
While one family was rehoused in Beni Suef, six were settled in Minya, and two others in Sharqiya.