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16 Feb 2018 description
report Solidar

EU, US Should Speak Out

The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28, 2018 vote for president, fourteen international and regional rights organizations said today. The government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has relentlessly stifled basic freedoms and arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters.

31 Jan 2018 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of targeted general food distribution assistance to most vulnerable refugees under the relief component and livelihood/resiliencebuilding initiatives including various activities like nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

31 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 7,956 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,831 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,590 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 303 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 123 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

31 Jan 2018 description

In continuation and further development of the work on sectoral interventions, UNHCR has managed to push forward few activiti es that relate to the Food Sector. Through Egyptian Chefs, an advanced food-processing-related trainings were organized and provided to a group of refugees who already work in the food service sector. The training accommodated some 26 refugee cook/chefs. As per their testimonies, the training has enh anced their skills and upgraded them towards better marketing and to foster their contribution to the value chain.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• The “Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region” project by WFP, in partnership with the Government and local NGOs, aims to enhance livelihood and build community resilience to the effects of extreme weather shocks through integrated activities. In the last three months of the project, it successfully continued the creation of physical assets that contribute to resilience-building of small-holding farmers, and improve water resource and land management.

29 Jan 2018 description

Introduction

Egypt is a destination country along the central Mediterranean refugee route with people arriving from both the Middle East and east Africa. A growing population of concern is stranded in the most overcrowded and poorest neighbourhoods of its largest cities such as Cairo and Alexandria as a result of an upward trend of new arrivals and tightened control measures aimed at curbing irregular outflows towards Europe.

Of the more than 217 000 refugees registered by the UNHCR, 126 291 are from Syria and the remainder are from East Africa or Iraq.

28 Jan 2018 description

As at the end of October, more than 1 million Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in schools located in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 95,000 Syrian children are enrolled in non-formal education. Some highlights of the Education Sector across the region in October include:

28 Jan 2018 description

As at the end of November, some 1.2 million Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in schools located in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 96,000 Syrian children are enrolled in non-formal education.

Some highlights of the Education Sector across the region in November include:

In Jordan, a total of 5,802 additional children were enrolled in non-formal education (both drop-out and catch-up programmes) in the month of November.

14 Jan 2018 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

14 Jan 2018 description

In November 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 11,633 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 4,975 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,936 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Data on referrals to secondary and tertiary healthcare, including life-saving emergency is not available for November due to termination of partnership with AMU.

14 Jan 2018 description

During this reporting period, 3RP partners continue to provide children with Education Grants to facilitate their enrolment in public, and special needs schools. Approximately 74 children with special needs were assisted to enrol in schools that meets their educational and care needs in addition to that, 407 UASCs were assisted to enrol in schools in their local communities.

10 Jan 2018 description

In November 2017, structured and sustained psycho-social support (PSS) and child protection programmes through individual and group PSS were extended to a total of 892 children, adolescents and youth; 24% of which were boys aged 6-9 years. With the facilitation of 10 inter-agency case conferences as of 30 November, UNHCR has contributed to the harmonization of case management processes and standards which has furthermore contributed to an improved coordination among partners.

10 Jan 2018 description

In continuation and further development of the work on sectorial interventions, UNHCR has managed to push forward few activities that relate to the Food Sector. Through Egyptian Chefs, an advanced food-processing-related trainings were organized and provided to a group of refugees who already work in the food service sector. The training accommodated some 26 refugee cook/chefs. As per their testimonies, the training has enhanced their skills and upgraded them towards better marketing and t o foster their contribution to the value chain.

29 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18844
29 DECEMBER 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt and wishes a swift recovery to those who have been injured. The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for today’s horrific attack to be swiftly brought to justice.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Egypt for more than 100 years. Primary and secondary education, high-quality vocational and technical schools and youth centers are accessed by both Muslim and Christian youth, as well as refugees in need of services.

01 Dec 2017 description

by Rana Sidani Cassou, IFRC

The deadly attack on a mosque in North Sinai, Egypt, on 24 November killed more than 300 people and injured many more. It has also devastated hundreds of grieving women and children who face an uncertain future without the family breadwinner.

When the attack happened, the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERC), immediately rushed to the scene and deployed emergency response, medical and psychosocial support teams from Areesh, Ismaileya and Cairo to provide first aid and support medical teams in nearby hospitals.

01 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24th of November 2017, a bomb and gun attack against a mosque in al-Rawda village (Bir Al Abed locality) in North Sinai took place. The attack targeted people during Friday (Gomaa) prayer when hundreds were inside the mosque.

29 Nov 2017 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

29 Nov 2017 description

In October 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 11,497 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,098 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 2,067 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 1,053 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 127 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

29 Nov 2017 description

During this reporting period, 3RP partners continue to provide children with Education Grants to facilitate their enrolment in public, and special needs school. Approximately 160 children with special needs were assisted to enrol in schools that meets their educational and care needs in addition to that, 800 UASCs were assisted to enrol in schools in their local communities.