Source: Brookings Institute
Author(s): Omer Karasapan
Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2016/10/04/who-are-the-5-million-refugees-and-immigrants-in-egypt/
For some time now, Egyptian officials at the highest level have been pointedly underlining a growing refugee and migrant challenge. At the G-20 meeting in September 2016, President Sisi stated that Egypt was hosting 5 million refugees and immigrants. At Suez Canal University this summer he had noted that this figure included some 500,000 Syrian refugees. A more pointed appeal came this August by Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr at the European Parliament, who stated that the European Union-Turkey 6 billion euro refugee deal was responsible for the increasing numbers of refugees in Egypt….
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