Foreign residents represent 8.7% of Egypt’s population: Int'l estimates

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Apr 2024

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday that according to some international estimates, there are more than nine million foreign residents and refugees from 133 countries living in Egypt, representing 8.7 percent of the population.

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Madbouly made his remarks during a meeting to review Egypt’s efforts in caring for foreign residents, according to a statement from the cabinet.

According to the same international estimates, Egypt’s foreign residents are 50.4 percent male and 49.6 percent female, with an average age of 35.

During the meeting, the participants reviewed the total cost borne by the state for caring for its foreign residents, including healthcare, social solidarity services, food aid, and other services.

They also reviewed the educational services provided to refugee students and the efforts of the Ministry of Education in establishing more new classrooms to accommodate the increase in their numbers.

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