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2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

Published : 05-09-2019

2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

Two Palestinian families from Syria have been held in Egyptian custody for the second month over allegations of illegal entry into the country from Sudan.

According to Palestinian activities, the list of arrestees includes 12 persons, among them children and an elderly woman, along with Palestinian Syrian migrants. They were all arrested on the Egyptian-Sudanese borders.

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a fragile legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones.

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt have been denied the right to legal visas, refugee documents, safe accommodation, basic services, and relief assistance.

Those who illegally entered Egypt via the Sudanese borders have been denied the right to free movement, education, and labor, among other basic necessities. Unlike Syrian nationals, who are granted safe asylum in Egypt and systematically assisted by the UNHCR, Palestinian refugees are left on their own.

AGPS continues to stress the need to secure the rights of the Palestinians from Syria in Egypt, who fall outside of UNRWA’s fields of operations, to legal and physical protection, as per the Refugee Convention of 1951, and to hand them over cash and in-kind aids, along with refugee cards, in order to enhance their legal status in the Egyptian territories.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9056

Two Palestinian families from Syria have been held in Egyptian custody for the second month over allegations of illegal entry into the country from Sudan.

According to Palestinian activities, the list of arrestees includes 12 persons, among them children and an elderly woman, along with Palestinian Syrian migrants. They were all arrested on the Egyptian-Sudanese borders.

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a fragile legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones.

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt have been denied the right to legal visas, refugee documents, safe accommodation, basic services, and relief assistance.

Those who illegally entered Egypt via the Sudanese borders have been denied the right to free movement, education, and labor, among other basic necessities. Unlike Syrian nationals, who are granted safe asylum in Egypt and systematically assisted by the UNHCR, Palestinian refugees are left on their own.

AGPS continues to stress the need to secure the rights of the Palestinians from Syria in Egypt, who fall outside of UNRWA’s fields of operations, to legal and physical protection, as per the Refugee Convention of 1951, and to hand them over cash and in-kind aids, along with refugee cards, in order to enhance their legal status in the Egyptian territories.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9056