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Type Working Paper
Title Internal Migration and Urban Food Security: Findings from Cairo
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://www.zohry.com/afsun/Zohry-Paper.pdf
Abstract
Greater Cairo is the largest metropolitan area in Egypt, the Arab World, and Africa. With
the concentration of industries, services, and job opportunities, Cairo is a historical
destination area of internal migration for all other Egyptian regions. The informal
Economy in Cairo comprises about 40% of the economic activity, in addition to the
construction boom that Cairo witnesses in recent years attracts casual laborers, circular
migrants, and semi-skilled workers from rural governorates to join the capital's economy.
Internal migrants usually reside in slum areas in Cairo under humiliating living
conditions. This presentation sheds some light on internal migration in Egypt with a
special focus on migration to Cairo and food security among new and established
migrants.

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