My cousin, Matthew, recently received his PhD in philosophy and accepted an offer from the University of Cairo to join their faculty. He unfortunately arrived almost simultaneously with the extremely violent uprisings. My aunt called my grandfather today with news from him and we found that he is ensconced in his high-rise apartment, unable to leave and trapped with limited stores of food and drink (as a foreigner, he can't trust the local water). He can see military and civilian patrols from his windows and hear the sounds and even sometimes the results of widespread violence. He, quite naturally, feels alone and has, to say the least, great trepidation.
Please, please pray for him and his safety. We are all so worried about him.