A mass demonstration of Eritrean refugees in Egypt


Eritrean refugees in Egypt staged a mass demonstration in front of the UNHCR office in Cairo on Sunday morning May 6, 2018.

Around 1,700 refugees including men, women, young men and children held a massive and peaceful demonstration in front the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the 6th October city and chanted slogans calling for refugees’ rights, protection and called the UNHCR office to draw attention to the difficulties and challenges faced by Eritrean refugees in Egypt. The protesters also called for the right to education, healthcare and assistance for refugees.

eritrean demonstration in Egypt

They also complained about the continued slowdown in UNHCR’s procedures and the very poor UNHCR services provided to refugees, which have recently deteriorated at an unprecedented rate. Continue reading “A mass demonstration of Eritrean refugees in Egypt”