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
Since 2000, Egypt has seen a gradual but fluctuating drop in the number of primary school aged children who are out of school. There has also been a dramatic decrease in exclusion rates for lower secondary aged children. Out-of-school rates have declined among pre-primary aged children but are still high.
There are now 319,126 primary school aged children out of school (2.9%), 331,074 lower secondary aged children (6.6%) and 1,297,354 pre-primary school age children (69.2%).
1. Who are we?
Mr. Amin Awad, MENA Bureau Director visited Egypt early December. During his visit, he met with government officials, toured the Zamalek registration centre and visited UNHCR projects in Alexandria.
Resettlement targets have been achieved with 1,579 Syrian individuals submitted to the regional hub, of which 829 individuals (53%) submitted to the USA. In addition to African and Iraq 2,077 individuals of which 1463 individuals (70%) submitted to the USA.
US$ 2,709, 020 million were injected into the local economy through food vouchers in December 2014
• December distribution started on 14 December 2014 in six distribution sites (Obour, 6th of October, Alexandria, Damietta, Marsa Matrouh and Mansoura), reaching 96% of targeted Syrian refugees, for a total of 96,861 beneficiaries
• Owing to concerted efforts at all levels, additional funds were received to cover the December shortfalls for the Syrian refugee response across the region.
More than $12,000,000 USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2014
• UNHCR, Caritas and Resala are working together to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees meet their basic needs through the provision of monthly cash grants. In December, 25,567 vulnerable Syrian refugees were assisted, representing 18% of the registered Syrian refugee population in Egypt.
609 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2014
• Since January 2014, UNHCR is aware of the arrest of more than 1411 Syrians for attempting to depart the country by sea in an irregular manner. By the end of December 2014 UNHCR was aware of 18 individuals detained in Alexandria, Kafr Elsheikh, Matrouh, Damietta and El Beheira Governorates. The trend of release by the authorities continued
60,158 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
52,617 Chronic disease consultations in Primary Health Care since the beginning of 2014
Reference Guide - Communication and Complex Emergencies is a reference guide developed by the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil–Military Centre (ACMC).
This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations. Such situations demand communication initiatives that support and promote humanitarian relief efforts, conflict reduction processes, and post-conflict transition and recovery.
In Egypt, RRP partners continued the implementation of the socio‐economic assessment, with interviews being carried out in Greater Cairo and preparations underway for the start of interviews in Alexandria and Damietta. Training was also carried out on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Livelihoods for 16 caseworkers from partner agencies implementing the graduation project. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, almost 550 individuals had been employed and 370 supported to start a business.
In Egypt, 97,312 beneficiaries were reached with food assistance in November, with more than USD 2.7 million injected into the local economy through food vouchers during the month.
Projects to enhance social cohesion take on a wide variety of forms across the region. In Egypt, the Outa Hamra (Red Tomatoes) Troupe, composed of Egyptian, Syrian, and European artists, gave a performance during October on personal stories and songs from different cultures to a large audience from the Syrian and Egyptian communities. The troupe’s performances are part of a Community Support Project (CSP) which aims to engage impacted Egyptian communities and refugees from different countries through theatre and other artistic events.