Following comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he acknowledged the need for a more” balanced” law governing NGOs, Amnesty International has published an open letter to the government calling for the law to be scrapped and replaced with a version that is in line with Egypt’s constitutional and international commitments to ensure the right to freedom of …
Key developments in Africa in the week of October 28th highlight the rise in Islamic State activity across Africa, persistent security threats in Tunisia and an escalation of the repression against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
In October 2018, activity by Islamic State militants across Africa reached peak levels as recorded in the ACLED dataset. The dense activity by the militants across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa is likely to continue.
432.7 mt of food assistance distributed US$0.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$29.9 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
263,251 people assisted in September 2018
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.
Key developments in Africa during the week of October 7th include persistent militant threats in Egypt and in the Lake Chad area; coupled with election-related violence in Cameroon, Mozambique and Nigeria.
by Jessica Barnes | published October 1, 2018
• Since July 2013, the jurisdiction of Egypt’s military has further expanded and military officers may arrest non-citizens for immigration reasons, placing them before military tribunals that do not meet international fair trial standards.
• Detention facilities—which include police stations, border guard stations, and prisons—are often overcrowded and lack basic detention conditions.
- 91 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$1.84 m cash-based transfers made
- US$28.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 139,757 people assisted in August 2018
Based on the successful partnership between UN-Habitat Egypt and General Organization for Physical Planning and New Urban Communities (GOPP) to design the Al-Alamein New City (17,000 feddans – 3 Million inhabitants) using a new paradigm in planning and establishing new towns following principles aligned with the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs (for more information see links below); The Egyptian Government requested the UN-Habitat support to develop the conceptual plan for New Ras El Hekma Waterfront.
143 mt of food assistance distributed
US$1.98 m cash-based transfers made
US$31.7 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
219,652 people assisted in July 2018
• To enhance access to education and combat child labour in Egypt, WFP supported 15,936 children attending community schools with school meals in July. Additionally, 50,176 family members received take-home entitlements while 91,428 received cashbased transfers (CBTs).
(MissionNewswire) Alamin Abkar, a married 34 year old father of three, has been able to launch his own business in Egypt thanks to the Salesian Missions Sunrise Project. A refugee from the Sudan who is responsible for caring for his wife and children, Abkar is blind but did not want to let his impairment stop him from earning a living in his new community.
The GDP in Egypt expanded 5.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018. The construction and ener-gy sectors are the main engines of growth. In partnership with private contractors, the government is pursuing various low-income housing schemes, as well as the construction to the east of Cairo of a new (administrative) capital city, which is on track to be completed in 2020.
1,166 MT of food assistance distributed
More than USD 2 m cash-based transfers made
USD 28.7 m six-month (July-December 2018) net funding requirements
423,265 people assisted in June 2018
• To enhance access to education and combat child labour in Egypt, WFP supported 99,283 children attending community schools with school meals in June. Additionally, 388,200 family members received take-home entitlements while 91,428 received cashbased transfers (CBTs).
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