Egypt acceded to the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (Refugee Convention) and to its 1967 Protocol in May 1981, but made reservations to five provisions, namely article 12(1) (personal status), article 20 (rationing), article 22(1) (access to primary education), article 23 (public relief and assistance), and article 24 (labor legislation and social security). According to a report issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Egypt hosts Syrian, Sudanese, Ethiopian, Somali, Eritrean, Palestinian, and Iraqi refugees.UNHCR planning figures for December 2015 place the number of refugees in Egypt at around 228,200 (asylum seekers make up an additional 22,370). There are approximately 300,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt, including 134,000 who are registered with the UNHCR. Egypt continues to be a transit country for many refugees hoping to reach Europe. Back to Top Individuals who want to obtain refugee status must have a Refugee Status Determination Interview with a representative of the UNHCR.
Social benefits are provided to the refugees by the UNHCR office in Egypt.
Egypt acceded to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees in May 1981.
According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), However, the Egyptian government has no comprehensive legal instrument to deal with refugees—various fragmentary domestic legislative initiatives regulate their legal status. Individuals who want to obtain refugee status must be interviewed by a UNHCR representative.
Joint audits are required for banks and other financial institutions.
Egyptian Accounting Standards (EAS) are developed by the Standards Committee of the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors.