Yahya Hassan Yahya Hamed – Mit Ghamr – Dakahlia Governorate – used to live in the city of Mit Ghamr in Dakahlia Governorate, and worked in the field of tourism in Sharm El Sheikh, where he met a Ukrainian woman and married her.
He used to move between the two countries, but before the start of the crisis he went to Mariupol. After the outbreak of the war, he repeatedly tried to return to Cairo, but his attempts were unsuccessful.
His brother explained that the last phone call between them was on March 3rd, when Yahya was reassuring him that the bombing was far from his place of residence and his family.
However, contact with the Egyptian young man and his wife was cut off more than 3 weeks ago, according to the family, who asked him to try to return to Egypt again, but he informed them that this was not possible due to the flight conditions and the failure of his attempts to move to the Polish border.
According to the family, Yahya’s condition was easy, as he worked in the field of tourism, and had his own project in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Sinai.
The head of the Egyptian community in Ukraine, Ahmed Al-Said, had announced that Yahya had arrived in Mariupol on February 5, 2022, and his news had been cut off since March 5, 2022, and the Egyptian embassy was informed, which made every effort, and with the help of the community, to search for him.
Circumstances of his Death
The family also indicated that they learned of his death from the Egyptian embassy in Ukraine only two days ago, without being able to know details about his burial place.
It was also revealed that the first contact with the deceased’s wife was on March 15,2022 when she informed those concerned that he died in Russian bombing and buried him in Mariupol, stressing that she could not communicate with the embassy, the community or his family in Egypt because all services in the city were cut off, such as electricity, Internet and communications.
For their part, two members of the Egyptian community stated that Yahya was with his wife, mother in law and his son in a shelter, and went out in search of food for himself and his family, but he was exposed to a shell and was killed.
The embassy announced his death on 26/3/2022 after his disappearance since 15/3/2022 and the embassy announced his burial in the city of Mariupol.