Palestinian refugees in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection.
A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back on their calls for cash and in-kind assistance.
The refugees have also denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the staff members of the Palestine Embassy in Cairo.
Palestinian refugees, particularly those who fled war-torn Syria, have been subjected to a fragile legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones. They have been denied the right to legal visas, refugee documents, safe accommodation, basic services, and relief assistance.
Palestinian refugees who illegally entered Egypt via the Sudanese borders have been denied the right to free movement, education, and labor, among other basic necessities.
Human rights groups continue to stress the need to secure the rights of the Palestinian refugee community in Egypt to legal and physical protection, as per the Refugee Convention of 1951.