Heba Farouk Mahfouz


Heba Farouk Mahfouz is a reporter/researcher in The Post’s Cairo bureau. She joined the paper in 2016 and has covered human rights, gender issues, the economy, religious minorities and the war in Gaza. Mahfouz previously reported for the Japanese News Agency in Cairo and Egypt's leading independent news website, Mada Masr. She has also worked with the German DW network and freelanced for The Times, The Guardian and PBS. She graduated from Cairo University with a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature.
Latest from Heba Farouk Mahfouz

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare

Doctors and aid workers say infant and maternal mortality have spiked.

January 21, 2024

A kitchen table amputation without anesthetic in Gaza is one of many

The gruesome procedure highlights the daily horrors facing Gazans amid the collapse in their health-care system.

January 20, 2024

Al Jazeera says Israeli strike killed another child of Gaza bureau chief

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking in Doha on Sunday, described the killing of journalist Hamza al-Dahdouh as “an unimaginable tragedy.”

January 7, 2024

Another Gaza hospital caught in fighting, as storms deepen civilian misery

Strikes against Gaza’s Indonesian hospital in the north and residential neighborhoods in the south have left an increasingly miserable population with few places to hide.

November 20, 2023

Netanyahu defends Gaza assault as U.S. warns about fighting near hospitals

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his military’s assault on northern Gaza on Sunday as the U.S. signaled its displeasure at hospitals coming under attack.

November 12, 2023

Israel hits Gaza camp again as foreigners and wounded trickle into Egypt

The limited flow through the Rafah crossing into Egypt marked the first passage to safety from Gaza since the war began.

November 1, 2023

Egypt’s hospitals are ready to treat injured Gazans, but the border is closed

Gaza’s hospital system is collapsing in the face of continuous Israeli bombardment. Across the border in Egypt, hundreds of beds for wounded Palestinians lie empty.

October 31, 2023

Amid Gaza aid delay, protests surge across region

Protesters took to the streets from Egypt to Indonesia, in marches held in front of Israeli or U.S. diplomatic missions.

October 20, 2023

At Gaza hospital, a hoped-for haven now scene of mourning and questions

Families had camped near the hospital seeking safety from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. Israel has said a misfired Palestinian rocket was behind the blast.

October 18, 2023

U.S. seeks Gaza aid, safe zones as Israeli invasion looms

Despite reports of a deal to let dual nationals out and aid into Gaza, Israel and Hamas announced that there would be no cease-fire, dashing the hopes of hundreds.

October 16, 2023