Aya Batrawy

Mideast Bureau Chief for the German Press Agency

Aya Batrawy appears in the following:

The death toll in Gaza hits a grim new milestone

Thursday, February 29, 2024

The health ministry says soon the death toll will reach 30,000 people — many of them women and children. But officials say the actual number is much higher.


Without enough aid reaching Gaza, a young Palestinian baby dies of hunger

Monday, February 26, 2024

A baby in Gaza City died after going days without milk, a civil defense team says, as aid agencies warn of the risk of famine unless Israel permits much more aid to enter the besieged territory.


The war in Gaza may be approaching a new phase

Friday, February 23, 2024

Negotiations toward a ceasefire in Gaza are progressing as Israel's prime minister sets a post-war vision. Negotiators from the U.S., Israel, Egypt and Qatar are to meet in Paris to discuss a deal.


A crisis is underway as the Egyptian border is flooded with fleeing Palestinian refugees

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Gaza war has created a crisis for Egypt, with hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees huddled against its border, facing a looming assault from Israeli forces.


Egypt builds a buffer zone in anticipation of a Palestinian refugee spillover

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

More than half of Gaza's population has sought shelter in the southern region of Rafah across from Egypt's border. Israel warns of an impending ground invasion there if hostages aren't freed by Hamas.


6-year-old Gaza girl was found dead days after pleading for rescue from Israeli fire

Monday, February 12, 2024

A girl in Gaza's pleas for help were heard around the world, but over the weekend the Palestinian Red Crescent confirmed the child was killed along with an ambulance crew that tried to rescue her.


Egypt and Israel's ties are being tested by the war in Gaza and border security

Friday, February 02, 2024

The ties between Israel and Egypt have long been underpinned by security coordination, but tensions are mounting over concerns Israel may try to take control of Gaza's border with Egypt.


From the occupied West Bank, an emergency hotline assists rescue efforts in Gaza

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

NPR visits an emergency hotline center in the West Bank assisting first responders in the Gaza Strip.


A beautician in Gaza was about to open her dream salon. The war destroyed it

Thursday, January 25, 2024

A woman in Gaza reflects on what she has lost since Israel went to war against Hamas.


A Palestinian-American family find itself amid a spike of violence in the West Bank

Monday, January 22, 2024

A Palestinian-American teenager was killed by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank. Israeli authorities are investigating the circumstances.


Anti-war protesters turn out in Tel Aviv for demonstration approved by police

Friday, January 19, 2024

Israeli authorities permitted a rare anti-war protest in Tel Aviv. It drew several hundred people who called for an end to the fighting in Gaza, reflecting some of the divisions in Israel.


100 days of war: 23,000 killed in Gaza, with over 60% of homes destroyed

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Since Israel's war with Hamas began in Gaza almost 100 days ago, more than 1 percent of the population has been killed. Most of the dead are women and children, according to Gaza health officials.


Women in Gaza are desperately in need of washrooms, privacy and pads

Friday, January 05, 2024

Hundreds of thousands of displaced women in Gaza are not only struggling to survive Israeli bombardment, but also have to contend with private struggles trying to find washrooms and pads.


An aid worker describes the 'unbearable' suffering of wounded children in Gaza

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

A medical worker who recently left Gaza describes the difficulties treating children who've lost limbs and face hopelessness.


A top Qatari official discusses why Gaza is a policy priority

Friday, December 22, 2023

Qatar's ties to Hamas are controversial but useful. A top Qatari official tells NPR why the Gulf Arab state hosts senior Hamas figures and why Gaza is a policy priority.


As Egypt's president looks set to return for a third term, voters express their hopes

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Egypt's president most likely won a third term in office last week. We talk to voters about what's on their minds.


The setting of the UN climate conference stirs controversy

Sunday, December 03, 2023

COP 28 is now underway in the United Arab Emirates. Some critics question the choice to hold the UN Climate Conference in one of the world's leading oil producing countries.


There is pushback against the U.A.E, a major oil producer, hosting global climate talks

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Analysis of the motivations — and implications — of the United Arab Emirates, a top producer of oil, hosting this year's United Nations climate summit.


Tens of thousands of delegates are attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The conference, known as COP28, opened in Dubai on Thursday. Questions focus on whether real action will be taken to slow global warming, and on the host country as a major oil producer.


A Gaza woman describes trying to keep her family safe — and alive

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

A Gaza woman describes the fear of living under airstrikes, and her attempts to keep her children safe.