On Sunday 11th of December 2016 a blast targeted the Boutroseya Church which is adjacent to the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo's Abbasiya district. The Ministry of Health announced that at least 25 people were killed and 49 more injured.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi strongly denounced the terrorist attack on the Boutroseya Church that left several Egyptian martyrs. The President announced a three-day mourning across the country as of Sunday 11/12/2016.
House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said life was back to normal by more than 95 percent in the areas that were badly hit by floods in several regions.
On that score, Abdel Aal greeted those who shouldered the responsibility of repairing damage caused in these regions, particularly the armed forces.
The Armed Forces constantly stand by Egyptians in such crises," Abdel Aal said on Tuesday 1/11/2016 during the parliament's general session.
"Some leaderships were present around the clock on the ground," he noted.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail stressed the need of providing urgent assistance to people affected by torrential downpours and intense flooding which took place in the town of Ras Gharib, in the eastern Red Sea governorate.
Ismail, meanwhile, underlined the need of taking the necessary measures to provide the necessary compensation to those affected by floods.
During his visit to Ras Gharib on Saturday, Ismail inspected a number of buildings affected by the floods in the city.
He also listened to the complaints of the residents.
Cairo, 24 October 2016
European Union supports Egypt in collaboration with UNICEF to expand educational opportunities and enforce child protection systems
Health Minister Ahmed Emad el Din Radi and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed Wednesday a MoU, allowing the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide health services for refugees in Egypt.
The $1.1 million MoU aims at setting a framework for cooperation between the Health Ministry and the UNHCR to provide primary care and emergency services to the registered refugees at the UN body in Egypt.