Claims to impose fees in dollars on Arab refugees in Egypt


Representative Hassan Ammar, a member of the Economic Committee in Parliament, asked the government to amend the annual residence fee for foreigners to be at least $500 annually.

The deputy explained that the number of refugees residing in Egypt exceeds nine million, especially Syrians, Iraqis, Yemenis, Sudanese and Palestinians.

He pointed out that the state imposes very small fees in Egyptian pounds, and this is not commensurate with the size of these numbers, which benefit from all the privileges of the Egyptian people such as fuel, electricity, roads and water subsidies, and they participate in trade, industry and profit.

MP Hassan Ammar indicated that neighboring countries such as the UAE and Turkey impose annual fees on an individual amounting to at least $1,000.

The member of the House of Representatives called for amending the annual residence fees for foreigners to become at least $500 annually, which helps the state save at least $7 billion annually and contributes to solving the dollar crisis.

And the Minister of Social Solidarity, Nevin Al-Kabbaj, recently revealed that the number of refugees in Egypt has reached 8 million, and indicated that this number puts pressure on food supplies and services, and confirmed that the government is doing its best in this regard.

During the meeting of the Social Solidarity Committee in the House of Representatives, she stressed that global economic conditions and challenges affect Egypt, as well as regional conditions, what is happening in neighboring countries, and recent events in sisterly Sudan.

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