In 2011, fighting broke out in Syria, creating over three million refugees fleeing mainly to surrounding Arab countries such as Lebanon and Jordan. Alongside the Syrian citizens affected by the conflict is a population of about half a million Palestinian refugees. As former Commissioner-General of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), […]
Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees- Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo
Displacing the Displaced Challenging the International Framework for Palestinian Refugees in light of the Syria Crisis (published October 2014) In 1948 approximately 750,000 Palestinians were displaced for the first time. As of 2014, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) counts over 5 million Palestine refugees. Many […]
My article on Palestinian and Syrian Refugees in Egypt was cited by Robert Fisk in his article for The Independent on the polio outbreak in Syria. “(…) But within days of the military coup in Cairo the so-called “interim” government now in place brought immigration restrictions back, and the Egyptian press, as lickspittle now as […]
Egypt’s Others (published 05.11.2013) Egypt’s armed forces appear to be leading a revival of Egyptian nationalism since the ousting of Mohamed Morsi. The civic state with equal rights for all citizens, the respect for Egypt’s security institutions, and the prominence of national security are central themes for the interim government. As with every such sentiment, this re-emerging nationalism […]
Arabische Brüderlichkeit im Widerstreit (published 17.10.2013) Seit Juni wurden hunderte arabische Flüchtlinge aus Ägypten abgeschoben. Während Syrer unter Präsident Mursi noch hofiert wurden, vegetieren palästinensische Flüchtlinge in Ägypten seit jeher in einer rechtlichen Grauzone. Read the full article here.