Follow-up to Responses to Information Requests EGY20523.E of 13 April 1995 and EGY20082.E of 10 April 1995 on drug addiction in Egypt [EGY20613.E]

The Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) of Toronto sent the DIRB the attached five articles on drugs and drug abuse in Egypt. The Foundation noted in its 21 April 1995 letter to the DIRB that published information on Egypt is both scarce and dated. Nonetheless, these articles have been included for general information.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Addiction Research Foundation (ARF), Toronto. 21 April 1995. Letter sent to the DIRB.


Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) [Toronto].1994. International Profile 1994: Alcohol and Other Drugs. Toronto: ARF and World Health Organization, pp. 104-05.

Bulletin on Narcotics (United Nations Publication). 1986. Vol. 38, No. 1-2. M.I. Soueif et al. "Extent and Patterns of Drug Abuse and Its Associated Factors in Egypt," pp. 113-20.

_____. 1983. Vol. 35, No. 2. M.S. Zaki. "Egyptian Law on the Sequestration and Confiscation of Property Acquired Through Smuggling and Trafficking in Drugs," pp. 103-06.

_____. 1980. Vol. 32, No. 1. Sami Assad Farag. "The Role of the General Administration in Drug Abuse Control in Egypt," pp. 27-31.

Drug Enforcement [Washington, DC]. February 1979. United States Department of State. "Egypt and the Middle East," pp. 22-23.