Improving social protection for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt
An overview of international practices
UNICEF and the IPC-IG joined efforts to prepare an advocacy paper on the topic of social protection for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. It brings to the fore Social Protection (SP) experiences from several countries to provide insights for a more inclusive and comprehensive SP system to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and an improved migration governance framework for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The provision of SP is recognized as an essential human right and can protect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers by increasing their chances of contributing to the economy and society. However, SP is not always guaranteed due to a number of challenges and limitations, originating from the society’s extent of openness towards migration, and limited national legislation and policy frameworks that often exclude minorities.
UNICEF Egypt and the IPC-IG have gathered evidence of experiences that can provide insights for a new migration governance framework, a more inclusive social protection system and sustainable socioeconomic development in Egypt.