Posted on 18 June 2014
On June 18th, Martin Jones addressed UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva on the problems facing and responses to the Syrian refugee crisis in Egypt. Over the past year, Egypt has seen a mass influx of Syrians and an overall tripling of its refugee population. Martin outlined the challenges faced by civil society organisations responding to the crisis in Egypt and discussed some of the successes of the Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights (EFRR) and other organisations. "In Egypt we are not talking about sheer numbers but about people with devastating human stories, and not simply about rights violations, but examples of resilience and agency despite the difficulties," said Martin as part of his address.