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17 Aug 2017 description

As at the end of May, some 900,600 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in schools located in camps and host communities. Additionally, around 51,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education.

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

14 Aug 2017 description

During the reported period, Private Sector Partnership with Malaika; an export company for refined handicraft products, have been developed and is underway to operationalization. The company is going to utilize refugee artisans. Focus group discussions, testing exercises of work and field visits to their main production factory were conducted and further steps have been taken to start including Refugee Women in the different lines of production.

14 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continued its joint capacity building programme with the Ministry of Education. During this reporting period, 361 teachers were trained. The training was conducted over a period of one week by senior academics from MoE and University professors. The training targetted maths and science teachers working with Syrian refugee students attending public schools in Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Sharkeyya, Qalyoubeyya and Damietta.

14 Aug 2017 description

WFP continued to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP will support up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through general food distribution, nutrition support, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to micro-credit schemes.

14 Aug 2017 description

In June 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 8,254 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,949 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,348 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 351 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 15 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

14 Aug 2017 description

In June 2017, UNHCR continued to provide counselling on legal and administrative- related issues for Syrian refugees. As a result, 24 cases were referred to UNHCR’s legal partner for legal assistance. Throughout the reporting period the legal assistance continued to be extended for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless civil registration was the main reason for referrals in 2016 and remain the same during reporting period.

01 Aug 2017 description

Cairo – IOM’s Deputy Director General Laura Thompson held several bilateral meetings with senior officials of the Government of Egypt during her visit to Cairo (24-27 July) where she opened the Extraordinary Meeting for the Arab Regional Consultative Process on Migration (ARCP).

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP resumed distribution of in school snacks (fortified date bars) in community schools in the 16 governorates where WFP is implementing school meals activities under an EU funded project.

Operational Updates

27 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

Yobieli is 12 years old. He sits on a small leather stool and fumbles with his hands, interlocking his fingers and pulling them apart. There’s a dark shadow of soft peach fuzz on his upper lip, and his cheeks are childishly smooth. But, his eyes look older. They take in the world around him with the measured calculation of an adult, not the innocent wonder of a child.

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20 Jul 2017 description

The EU appears in danger of softening its stance on human rights violations in Egypt by resuming annual high-level meetings with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and his delegation in Brussels next week, said Amnesty International.

The upcoming EU-Egypt Association Council meeting is set to take place in Brussels on 25 July. The meetings had been suspended after the 2011 uprising but with concerns over regional security and migration on the rise there are fears that EU member states are more willing to turn a blind eye to grave human rights violations in the country.

11 Jul 2017 description

During the reported period, Private Sector Partnership with Malaika; an export company for refined handicraft products, have been developed and is underway to operationalization. The company is going to utilize refugee artisans. Focus group discussions, testing exercises of work and field visits to their main production factory were conducted and further steps have been taken to start including Refugee Women in the different lines of production.

11 Jul 2017 description

In May 2017, UNHCR continued to provide counselling on legal and administrative- related issues for Syrian refugees. As a result, 26 cases were referred to UNHCR’s legal partner for legal assistance. Throughout the reporting period the legal assistance continued to be extended for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless civil registration was the main reason for referrals in 2016 and remain the same during reporting period.

11 Jul 2017 description

In May 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 10,738 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,871 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,517 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 495 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 10 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

04 Jul 2017 description

Egypt - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Egypt launched its revamped Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Map (http://avrr.eg.iom.int/) on 4 July 2017 to provide policymakers, development partners, civil society, private sector, academia and the donor community with updated information on stranded Egyptian migrants who opted to return home voluntarily and non-Egyptian migrants wishing to voluntarily return to their home countries.

03 Jul 2017 description
report Plan

This case study describes Plan International Egypt’s community-based psychosocial programme for over 4,000 Syrian refugee and vulnerable Egyptian children in Alexandria.

29 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government crushes independent groups, arrests peaceful activists

(Brussels) – The European Union and its member states should insist on including human rights concerns on the agenda for an upcoming EU-Egypt Association Council meeting and in EU public messaging about the meeting, Human Rights Watch said today.