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
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.
Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.
Entering its seventh year of conflict, Syria has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Internal displacements of population persist and the number of refugees has passed the 5-million mark as fighting continues in the country.
The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.
The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in the country.
4 859 908 registered Syrian refugees (including 29 000 registered in North African countries).
Estimated 110 000 Palestine refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, Egypt and Europe.
280 000 internally displaced Palestine refugees
The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in many parts of the country. In Aleppo and in other areas of the country the scale of destruction is massive; needs for basic services, protection, shelter and infrastructures are widespread in both urban and rural areas.
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union.
AMOUNT: EUR 379 400 000
With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU is releasing urgent assistance. A total of €28.7 million have been allocated to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs in Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Egypt and Libya.
This EU-funding supports the Egyptian Red Crescent in delivering relief assistance to meet the immediate needs of up to 10.000 people affected by the floods. The funding will help refill the stocks of blankets, mattresses, pillows, plastic sheeting and other urgently needed items that had been given out during the first hours of the disaster. EU funding will help finance the first aid response as well as hygiene promotion and kits to reduce the risk of water and sanitation related diseases.
Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.
The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.
Heavy rain has continued to affect the country, especially the central and western areas, over the past few days causing floods and landslides.
Heavy rain affected several areas along the Red Sea coast (eastern Egypt) over 27-30 October causing floods. Approx. 51 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Hurguada over 27-28 October.
Local media, as of 31 October early morning (UTC), reported that at least 22 people dead and at least 72 people injured in the Red Sea governorate. Most affected has been the municipality of Ras Gharib.
Over the next 24 h no more heavy rain is forecast for the country.
CAIRO, 10 October 2016 – For the first time in Egypt, the European Union and UNICEF will work together on a humanitarian project to help children attend pre-school, to provide more education opportunities and a safer environment for refugee and Egyptian children.
About 37,000 children, families and caregivers will benefit from this funding by the European Union.