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When Egyptians took the streets of Tahrir Square, they demanded change from their decades of economic plight, ranging from unemployment to abysmal healthcare and education. Egypt faces many alarming issues since the 2012 elections. Poverty continues to strangle a majority of Egyptians, especially in forgotten rural areas that suffer food insecurity and lack of development and education.

Non-Egyptians face harsher realities than the most impoverished citizens of Egypt. There are over 26,000 refugees from neighboring countries as well over 18,000 asylum seekers who face higher unemployment than the national average. Additionally, many struggle to integrate into urban areas with the struggles nationals face coupled with a lack of a legal asylum framework to serve asylum seekers and refugees.

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