In October 2017, UNHCR continued to provide counselling on legal and administrative- related issues for Syrian refugees. As a result, 16 cases were referred to UNHCR’s legal partner for legal assistance. Throughout the reporting period the legal assistance continued to be extended for marriage authentication, birth registration, divorce (Khula’a) and acquisition of Egyptian nationality.
Structured and sustained psycho-social support (PSS) and child protection programmes through individual and group PSS were extended to a total of 3,142 children, adolescents and youth. The number of newly registered Syrian UAC in Egypt amounted to 29 UAC registered during the reporting period, the third l argest number of children registered with the Office in October.
With the facilitation of 10 inter-agency case conferences, UNHCR contributed to the harmonization of case management processes and standards which has furthermore contributed to an improved coordination among partners.
A total 350 staff of governmental and non-governmental entities were trained on child protection to ensure that their skills and knowledge are enhanced, including those of national actors such the National Child Protection Committees and local community based associations in Alexandria, Damietta and Greater Cairo.
During the reporting period, 3RP partners continued to focus on prevention and response to SGBV incidents. 390 Syrians SGBV survivors (277 women, 71 girls, four boys and two men) were identified and received multi-sectoral response services. Community-led activities remain a key component in SGBV prevention and 1,355 refugees were reached through activities such as group psychosocial sessions, legal awareness sessions on SGBV and other capacity building trainings for communities. A total of 407 Syrian refugees approached UNHCR partner CARE’s Women Friendly Space in 6th of October City in order to attend legal and health awareness sessions, vocational workshops, self-defense workshops and theater plays to improve their self-reliance, confidence and dignity. In addition, 20 Syrians refugees benefited from a legal awareness session where dif ferent types of violence against women were discussed from a legal perspective.3RP partners have communicated closely in order to facilitate multi-sectoral response to individual SGBV cases. The Inter-agency SGBV SOPs workshop facilitated by UNHCR SGBV Unit was attended by 3RP partners. UNHCR has been coordinating with UN Women for an event during the 16 Days of Activism against SGBV, which will be a joint business fair together with NCW and CARE International to celebrate gender equality and women’s empowerment and showcase the works from LEAP project.
UNHCR organized an outreach meeting to Syrians in the 10th of Ramadan district, a community with little access to UNHCR and partners owing to their remoteness. The Syrian Emergency Team, a sports community initiative supported through the Community Empowerment project, celebrated the graduation of another cohort of trainees during the month