Egypt: 3RP Monthly Statistical Update as of July 2017: Protection

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Jul 2017 View Original

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.

During the reporting period, structured and sustained psycho-social support (PSS) and child protection programmes through individual and group PSS were extended to a total of 2,721 children, adolescents and youth, 27% of which were boys aged 10-17 years.

Multi-sectoral case management services assisted 931 children, adolescents and youth during July.. A particular rise of newly re gistered Syrian UAC in Egypt has been observed since January 2017 (105 UAC in total), with the highest number of 24 UAC recorded May and 19 UAC newly registered during the reporting period.

Capacity-building programmes were developed to ensure that the skills and knowledge are enhanced, including those of national ac tors such the National Child Protection Committees and local community based associations in Alexandria, Damietta and Greater Cairo. In July 195 staff of governmental and non-governmental entities were trained on child protection.

During the reporting period, 3RP partners continued to focus on prevention and response to SGBV incidents. 459 Syrians SGBV s urvivors were identified and received multi-sectoral response services, including quality individual case management, access to emergency medical care, psychosocial counselling and legal assistance.

A total of 235 Syrian refugees approached to UNHCR partner CARE’s Women Friendly Space in 6th of October City in order to att end art and educational activities, awareness sessions and vocational workshops to improve their self-reliance, confidence and dignity. The SGBV inter agency coordination activities remained. Inter-agency case conferences among partners were held to discuss individual complex SGBV cases in order to facilitate coordinated response.

Community-based Protection expanded outreach efforts to communities that had previously enjoyed little contact with UNHCR and partners by coordinating a meeting with the Syrian community .