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Refugee Rights Assessment in Egypt

Overview

Refugee Rights Assessment in Egypt

This study was commissioned by Plan International Egypt in late 2014 in preparation for expanding work with refugee communities in Egypt. Egypt has a long history as a refugee hosting country within the region due to geographic positioning, comparatively cheap cost of living and the largely ambivalent treatment of refugee communities.

Egypt is host to refugee and asylum-­seeker populations from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, and Palestinians fleeing Syria. While Egypt has been experiencing ongoing political upheaval and unrest in recent years, it has continued to attract refugees from neighbouring countries.