Marjan Claes

Prior to the Syrian Crisis, Egypt was home to approximately 50,000 Palestinian refugees who took refuge in its cities and villages after the Nakba of 1948 and the 1967 War.1 Estimates reveal that approximately 13,000 Palestinians fled to Egypt upon the Nakba, and another 33,000 after 1967.2 Since the Syrian uprising in late 2011, Egypt has turned into a refugee destination for both the Syrians and the Palestinian refugees from Syria alike. However, no exact data on the numbers of the Palestinian refugees of Syria taking refuge in Egypt exist. UNRWA has estimated the numbers to be around 4,000.3