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09 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

An Egyptian court’s confirmation of 75 death sentences on Saturday has been condemned by Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as being the result of an unfair trial.

Ms. Bachelet expressed her extreme concern at the decision which, if carried out, would amount to “a gross and irreversible miscarriage of justice”.

26 Aug 2018 description

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. 

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

• 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).

14 Aug 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(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.

25 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

24 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

• 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).

11 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Regional Director commended the work of the Government of Egypt, the progress made and the commitment of a wide range of partners to achieve the rights of the most vulnerable boys and girls

07 Jul 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Egypt are offering new seed grants to past graduates of the Salesian Sunrise Project for refugees and vulnerable Egyptians. This year, 400 people are receiving support as part of this project. In addition, 80 past graduates were invited to participate in in-depth seed fund grant training. These graduates submitted entrepreneurial projects to the Sunrise team who chose to fund approximately 40 projects. Selected grantees received $500 and six months of mentorship to launch their business.

07 Jul 2018 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylumseekers, most of whom live in urban areas.

Currently, 228,941 refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. More than half of them are from Syria.

UNHCR registers and documents refugees and asylum-seekers and facilitates their access to basic services, such as health and education.

Working with Partners

07 Jul 2018 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylumseekers, most of whom live in urban areas.

Currently, 227,077 refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. More than half of them are from Syria.

9,711 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2018; 4,641 registered in March and April.

Updates

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

WFP Egypt’s Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (TICSP) started in 1 January 2018 and is a six-month project. The T-ICSP serves as a smooth transition of WFP’s current food security and nutrition interventions towards a more cohesive and coordinated focus, which is well established within the development priorities of the Government of Egypt.

18 Jun 2018 description

Football is more than the World Cup. It is also an efficient tool for integration. In Egypt, where more than five million refugees and migrants live, Terre des hommes (Tdh) is supporting children through football activities to help them rebuild their lives.