The estimated 330,000 to 1.5 million Egyptians
in Libya remit up to 33 million USD every year. It is estimated that 147,800
Egyptian migrants returned from Libya via Tunisia and Sallum in February
and March 2011. The implications for the Egyptian economy of the current
crisis in Libya are significant. Egyptians working in Libya come predominantly
from rural areas and Lower Egypt and the majority of them have completed
only basic education.
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