“Stuck” in Transit: Systematic limitations on the integration of Syrian refugees in Egypt and its impact on mental health and well-being

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Diana Rayes

Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/stuck-in-transit-systematic-limitations-on-the-integration-of-syrian-refugees-in-egypt-and-its-impact-on-the-mental-health-and-well-being-of-a-population-in-flux/

According to the most recent report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 50 percent of the refugee and asylum-seeking population in Egypt is from Syria. A total of 250,000 Syrians have resettled across Egypt since the onset of the Syrian conflict in 2011, a number that has fluctuated significantly over the last eight years as a result of Egypt’s function as both a destination and a transit country for refugees and asylum seekers.

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