Egypt: ‘We cannot live here any more’: Refugees from Syria in Egypt

Egypt: ‘We cannot live here any more’: Refugees from Syria in Egypt

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Index Number: MDE 12/060/2013
Date Published: 17 October 2013
Categories: Egypt

Egypt’s treatment of refugees from Syria is a violation of international law. Hundreds of women, men and children have fled conflict only to be subjected to abuse and discrimination. For some, prolonged arbitrary detention has ended with forced deportation – in some cases back to Syria. For others their situation has become so desperate that they are risking their life to leave Egypt by sea for Europe.


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