Palestinian refugees of Egypt: What exit options are left for them?

Published: 1/Jan/2005
Source: Refuge (Canada's Journal on Refugees)

Oroub El-Abed, « Palestinian Refugees of Egypt: What Exit Options Are Left for Them? » Refuge Vol.22, No.2, 2005


This paper, based on personal interviews, analysis of Egyptian administrative regulations, and observation of practice of international and regional agreements on refugees, considers the effects of displacement on the Palestinians’ legal status and hence on the way they have conducted their livelihoods in Egypt. While Arab countries have offered to provide temporary protection to Palestinian refugees, as a result of political developments, including relations between the PLO and the host states, the rights afforded to Palestinians in Arab host states have varied greatly over time.

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Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Nationalité des réfugiés
Regions: Afrique du Nord, Egypte
Year: 2005