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Statistics: The number of refugees in Egypt is 9 million, equal to the number of many European countries


By: Medhat Adel

Monday, August 28, 2023 06:54 PM

Major General Ghairat Barakat, head of the Central Organization for Public Mobilization and Statistics, confirmed that official figures on the number of refugees in Egypt indicate about 9 million people, including 4 million Sudanese nationals, followed by 1.5 million Syrian nationals. Recent monitoring before the latest Sudan crisis, but in light of the situation, the current crisis in Sudan is likely to increase by about two million additional refugees.

During a news briefing on the sidelines of a conference of the agency today, Khairat Barakat said that the number of refugees in Egypt is equal to that of 3 or 4 European countries and is putting pressure on the Egyptian economy in terms of size. Demand for goods and services, in addition to its effects on the Egyptian labor market.

He said that by the end of this year according to the protocol, it is planned to conduct an international migration survey in coordination with the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, ministries, relevant authorities and all organizations. It was signed in October, and then the preparatory work will start for 5 months, after which the field work will begin.

He said the diagnostic study on labor migration data collection mechanisms in Egypt aims to create a comprehensive database on labor migration in Egypt, improve it and integrate it with the labor market information system. and their characteristics and transfer amounts shall be.

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