Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.
December 16-18, 2013
On December 16-18th the MENA Urban Disaster Risk Reduction & Management workshop was held in Beirut as the last of a regional series of workshop/consultations in 2013. The workshop was supported by the IFRC Urban DRR/DM programme and the IFRC MENA office to:
1. To achieve better and deeper understanding of the urban contexts including challenges, opportunities and priorities in MENA for Red Cross and Red Crescent DRR/DM interventions and programmes
UNDP is working with Egypt to consolidate democratic gains by promoting an inclusive process that respects the rights of all citizens; addressing urgent economic needs of the most vulnerable; and answering the need for strong accountable institutions.
2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.
This final year-end report is an overview of the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP5) implemented in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey over the 12 months from January to December 2013. It updates and expands upon the preliminary annual report released in January 2014.
Syrians often arrive to countries of asylum with few personal possessions and savings are soon depleted. For refugees living in camps, the most basic domestic items are needed to adapt to camp life, including jerry cans to transport water and for washing, kitchen sets and stoves for food preparation as well as blankets for warmth and tent insulation. For Syrians not residing in camps, accommodation is often found with host families, in sparsely furnished apartments or other ad‐hoc housing solutions, with little funds to purchase needed domestic items.
The number of school age children has exceeded 1 million as of the end of August 2013 and, though estimates vary, the number of school‐age Syrian refugee children not enrolled or attending school could be over 50 per cent.
This report presents the results achieved in 2013 with humanitarian funds directed to the organizations and actions in the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) and Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP). Funding for the actions and organizations in these two plans constituted the major part of humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis in 2013, and the destination for 67% of the funds so far arising from the first Kuwait Pledging Conference in January 2013.
The decision of the Egyptian Government to allow Syrians in Egypt to access public health facilities and hospitals on an equal footing with Egyptian nationals has been a positive move. However, this access is constrained by the limited availability and capacity of the national public health system. The joint health sector strategy is thus predicated upon the principle of access to public health services as are available to the host population.
To ensure this strategic goal, UNHCR and its partners are working to:
Although the Ministry of Education has granted Syrian children access to public schools, Syrian families still face many challenges. This includes the difficulties of enrolling after the start of the academic year and attaining documentation, which is still required by schools for enrolment.
Protection In private and some community-based schools, school fees are high and families are unable to afford them in the long run. Some parents with larger families therefore prioritize their sons' education over that of their daughters.
In 2012, the main source of income for many Syrian families was personal savings brought from Syria. However, in the last quarter of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, those savings have significantly depleted. UNHCR and partners have focused on (1) increasing self-employability of Syrian refugees in Egypt; (2) increasing the purchasing capacity of vulnerable Syrian refugees through provision of assistance by UNHCR and partners; and (3) establishing mechanism to protect Syrian refugees from work related risks such as exploitation present in the informal economy.