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10 Oct 2017 description

Useful Facts for Syrian Refugees

Why register with UNHCR?

Registration allows you and your family to formalize your stay as asylum-seekers in Egypt. You will receive an “Asylum Seeker Card” - or a “Yellow Card” - a document that will help you with your daily interaction with Egyptian authorities and partners. Registering with UNHCR facilitates residency and will protect you and your family from being returned to Syria.

UNHCR Yellow Card is Valid For 18 Months

02 Oct 2017 description

September 2017, Cairo - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) in its 18th Board Meeting in Cairo last week approved a United Nations Development Programme-supported (UNDP) project entitled “Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast of Egypt.” The …

28 Sep 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal crop production in 2017 forecast at average levels

  • Import requirements estimated to increase slightly during 2017/18 marketing year

  • Inflation rates at highest levels in last 30 years following sharp currency depreciation in November 2016

Average cereal harvest forecasted

24 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian

CAIRO — Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using a mixture of patience and kindness to educate refugee children from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, local and international NGOs, and church groups also contribute in the struggle to educate the children.

Most of the children have the same aspirations as other young people the world over, but they also face obstacles that children elsewhere do not.

13 Sep 2017 description

Education sector partners continued the registration process for the education grants where 3,165 applicants (1,652 males and 1,513 females) were registered with a total number of 7,410 students (3,942 males and 3,468 females), in addition to 51 UASC (32 females and 19 males). The education grant was disbursed to 3,405 students (1,720 females and 1,685 males) allowing them to be enrolled for the 2017/2018 session. Approximately 336 students (151 females and 185 males) were identified as being at risk of dropping out of education.

13 Sep 2017 description

In July 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 10,601 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,200 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,818 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 1,252 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 106 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

13 Sep 2017 description

In July 2017, UNHCR continued to provide counselling on legal and administrative- related issues for Syrian refugees. As a result, 17 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.

13 Sep 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants.

July distribution took place from 16 to 20 July 2017, targeting 74,883 beneficiaries (72,348 Syrian refugees and 2,535 Palestinian refugees from Syria). Redemption period for June cycle ends on 28 July 2017.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Darine El-Khatib, FAO’s Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger for NENA region visits Egypt

12 September 2017, Cairo -- Darine El-Khatib, FAO’s Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger for the Near East and North Africa (NENA), arrived today in Egypt for a visit aimed at promoting a better understanding of FAO's vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

01 Sep 2017 description

Iffat Idris
University of Birmingham
02. 03. 2017

Question

What does the literature indicate about the current conflict dynamics in the Sinai region of Egypt, including key actors, proximate and structural causes, dynamics and triggers, and opportunities for peace and institutional resilience?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Anna Louise Strachan
27. 02. 2017

Question

What does the literature indicate about the current conflict dynamics in Egypt (excluding the Sinai Peninsula1 ), including key actors, proximate and structural causes, dynamics and triggers, and opportunities for peace and institutional resilience?

1. Overview

22 Aug 2017 description

Cairo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the National Coordination Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) are organizing two trainings on Countering Trafficking in Persons through Media for journalists and media professionals. Some 19 participants from six media institutions attended the first training on 16–17 August. The second training is scheduled for the last week of September.

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.