Cairo— The European Union (EU) and the Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights (EFRR) have cooperated to organise the EFRR's annual conference under the title National Mechanisms for the Protection of refugees and migrants. This conference also closes and takes stock of a project by EFRR called “Expanding Legal Advocacy for Refugees in Egypt” that the EU has funded over the last three years.
Mr. Reinhold Brender, Chargé d 'Affaires ad interim of the EU Delegation to Egypt, said "legal aid for refugees is life-saving, and women and girls, unaccompanied children, those who are illiterate, survivors of trafficking, gender-based violence, and torture are particularly vulnerable. By expanding legal advocacy for Refugees in Egypt, EFRR's project has contributed to ensuring that refugees benefit from the protection they're entitled to in Egypt."
The conference seeks to move the debate forward on developing processes that help governments and organizations adopt national mechanisms to address the necessary needs of refugees and migrants in the light of the rise of the migration crisis.
The EFRR plans to form a committee to follow up the implementation of the recommendations and outputs of the conference, which will be sent to the concerned authorities, including international organizations and governmental institutions, as well as embassies and local organizations.
Participants in the conference this year include a number of concerned international organizations as well as a number of media organizations, journalists, and Egyptian civil society organizations that have been invited to the conference.
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