The Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt) continues to generously host Syrian refugees, despite the absence of a land border with Syria. As of September 2016, there are 117,350 Syrian asylum-seekers and refugees (including 50,697 children) registered with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Egypt. Visa and security requirements introduced in July 2013 for Syrians entering Egypt are maintained. Government policy allows for family reunification, and the government has reiterated in September 2015 its willingness to extend entry visas for first-degree relatives of Syrian refugees already residing in Egypt, though Syrian families are experiencing delays in processing these visa requests.


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  • 31 March 2017
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