CAIRO- The Egyptian Cabinet media center asserted that the Egyptian state has adopted a successful and effective policy in dealing with the file of illegal immigration and supporting refugees in light of its commitment to relevant international charters.
The cabinet released on Monday an infograph on Egypt’s success in suspending the flow of illegal immigrants and controlling of land and maritime borders, in addition to outlining legislation that combat the immigrants’ smuggling, highlighting Cairo’s efforts to support refugees and immigrants of various nationalities.
The infograph shed light on Egypt’s success and its turning into a world model in fighting illegal immigration and supporting refugees, referring to the international praise of Cairo in handling both files.
The report reviewed the state’s efforts to combat illegal immigration at the local level, noting that the first national strategy to combat illegal immigration was launched in 2016 along with issuance of Law No.82 for the Year 2016 which criminalized illegal immigration and stipulated punishment for those involved in any illegal activities. It also mentioned the national coordinatory committee on fighting illegal immigration and human trafficking upon articles of such law.
The report also focused on the efforts exerted by the ministry of migration to implement the initiative of Rescue Boats which worked on increasing the awareness of the society about the risks of illegal immigration and the safe means for migration to foreign countries.
The report said a budget of EGP 250 million has been allocated in the state’s budget for 2020/2021 to support 70 villages nationwide to set up projects for youths. The initiative contributed to establishing projects worth EGP 55 million, the report noted.