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UNHCR Egypt Inter-Agency Operational Update - Syrian Refugees in Egypt - November 2015

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524 Unaccompanied minors assisted
31,470 Refugees provided with cash grants in November 2015
58,557 Refugees received WFP food vouchers in November
2,174 Refugees submitted for Resettlement since the beginning of 2015
12,481 Refugees with specific needs identified in Syrian population
1,348 People provided with legal counseling since the beginning of 2015

USD 189,581,596 requested by agencies for 3RP response

- Improve access to basic health and education services through coordination and capacity building for selected government ministries.
- Save lives by enhancing targeting assistance and follow-up of most vulnerable cases.
- Enhance access to livelihoods and skills training both to enhance self-reliance in Egypt and to prepare for eventual return to Syria.
- Promote coexistence between Syrian communities and their Egyptian hosts.
- Coordinate protection response with particular emphasis on child protection, SGBV and prevention of irregular migration.


  • 109 Syrians were newly registered with UNHCR, while 235 individuals closed their cases.
  • On 1st of November, “Schoolyard for All” inaugurated new projects at five schools in Montazah, in Alexandria. It creates child-friendly spaces for Egyptian and Syrian children, enabling them to play together in a safe environment. The projects build on a partnerships between, UNHCR, Ecumene Studio, Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Alexandria, Ministry of Education. This project has been supported by the funding from the Kuwait government for 2015 to Egypt.
  • On Friday 13th November, Caritas organized its third exhibition for Syrian refugees at the Engineers’ Club in Alexandria to show-case their products which are funded by UNHCR micro-grants livelihood project. The exhibition featured a wide range of products from 13 different exhibitors.


  • As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, the refugee response in Egypt continues to address the rights and needs of Syrian refugees in Egypt, in addition to advocacy with the Government.
  • Most Syrians in Egypt are living in urban neighborhoods, renting and sharing accommodation but also benefitting from access to public services in education and health care. UNHCR conducts registration, provides counseling, and works with partners to provide legal assistance. The interagency operational partners work to address the social, education and health needs of vulnerable Syrians in Egypt.
  • The 3RP Resilience component lead by UNDP aims to bring together humanitarian and resilience-based responses to achieve common objectives such the protection and support for Syrians refugees and impacted host communities.