NCHR: Egypt has successful, unique experience in combating illegal immigration


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 04:28 GMT

FILE- Illegal migration - Reuters

FILE- Illegal migration - Reuters

CAIRO - 2 March 2020: President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Mohamed Fayek said Egypt has a successful and outstanding experience in combating illegal immigration despite the fact that five million migrants are living in the country.

Addressing a symposium on the illegal immigration, organized by the Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge on Monday, Fayek noted that Egypt, as a sending country, has taken legislative and security measures to put an end to such catastrophe.

NCHR president explained the illegal immigration's ways in Africa and the reasons for it, including climate change and terrorism.

Development and building peace in the continent are two ways to bring an end to this phenomenon, he added.

He stressed the importance of changing the way people see illegal migrants, saying they are victims of specific circumstances that obliged them to leave their country.

Migration Minister Nabila Makram, Cameroon's Ambassador in Cairo Mohamadou Labarang, and other diplomats were present



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