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95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

Published : 22-11-2019

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers.

The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus, denying them the right to an unequivocal legal status. Refugees have been shorn of the right to legal stays in the country.

Palestinian children from Syria have been denied easy access to education facilities in Egypt. The refugees receive basic and secondary school education at government-run schools after a formal consent is issued to that end by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Education.

Unlike Syrian nationals, who have been exempted from paying education charges, Palestinian refugees are compelled to pay in dollars given their “tourist” status.

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria said they have failed to enroll their children at government-run schools. The only option left is to have them join private schools, an alternative which far outlives their budgets.

The fact that UNRWA has not opened up schools for Palestinian refugees in Egypt has added bad to worse.

Unofficial data estimates that 3,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria have sought asylum in Egypt, 500 among whom illegally entered the country through the Sudanese borders.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9383

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers.

The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus, denying them the right to an unequivocal legal status. Refugees have been shorn of the right to legal stays in the country.

Palestinian children from Syria have been denied easy access to education facilities in Egypt. The refugees receive basic and secondary school education at government-run schools after a formal consent is issued to that end by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Education.

Unlike Syrian nationals, who have been exempted from paying education charges, Palestinian refugees are compelled to pay in dollars given their “tourist” status.

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria said they have failed to enroll their children at government-run schools. The only option left is to have them join private schools, an alternative which far outlives their budgets.

The fact that UNRWA has not opened up schools for Palestinian refugees in Egypt has added bad to worse.

Unofficial data estimates that 3,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria have sought asylum in Egypt, 500 among whom illegally entered the country through the Sudanese borders.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9383