AJE: Palestinians living in Egypt suffer an undignified existence

Posted: May 15, 2013 by Rex Brynen in Egypt

From al-Jazeera English, 14 May 2013.

For the Palestinian refugees living in Egypt, life is far from easy.

Roughly 3,500 of the estimated 70,000 Palestinian refugees in Egypt live in Geziret Fadel village.

They have built their mud-houses themselves and most are living subject to major restrictions on freedom to travel, access to healthcare, and education.

The majority of families can not afford to send their children to school, creating a generation of illiterate youngsters trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Despite this, many are just grateful to be allowed to stay in Egypt.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Geziret Fadel, Egypt.

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