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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

31 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 7,956 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,831 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,590 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 303 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 123 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

29 Jan 2018 description

Introduction

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.

Of the more than 217 000 refugees registered by the UNHCR, 126 291 are from Syria and the remainder are from East Africa or Iraq.

14 Jan 2018 description

In November 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 11,633 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 4,975 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,936 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Data on referrals to secondary and tertiary healthcare, including life-saving emergency is not available for November due to termination of partnership with AMU.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working in Egypt for more than 100 years. Primary and secondary education, high-quality vocational and technical schools and youth centers are accessed by both Muslim and Christian youth, as well as refugees in need of services.

01 Dec 2017 description

by Rana Sidani Cassou, IFRC

The deadly attack on a mosque in North Sinai, Egypt, on 24 November killed more than 300 people and injured many more. It has also devastated hundreds of grieving women and children who face an uncertain future without the family breadwinner.

When the attack happened, the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERC), immediately rushed to the scene and deployed emergency response, medical and psychosocial support teams from Areesh, Ismaileya and Cairo to provide first aid and support medical teams in nearby hospitals.

01 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24th of November 2017, a bomb and gun attack against a mosque in al-Rawda village (Bir Al Abed locality) in North Sinai took place. The attack targeted people during Friday (Gomaa) prayer when hundreds were inside the mosque.

29 Nov 2017 description

In October 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 11,497 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,098 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 2,067 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 1,053 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 127 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration for another year of its Sunrise Project for Cairo’s Urban Refugees. The project, which launched in 2014, provides technical skills training for refugees and vulnerable Egyptian host community individuals through Instituto Don Bosco in Cairo. Close to 1,200 individuals have been trained as a result of this project since its inception.

15 Nov 2017 description

In September 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 8,628 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,306 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,621under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 949 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 57 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

31 Oct 2017 description

In August 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 11,694 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,716 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,705 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 1,308 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 155 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

10 Oct 2017 description

Useful Facts for Syrian Refugees

Why register with UNHCR?

Registration allows you and your family to formalize your stay as asylum-seekers in Egypt. You will receive an “Asylum Seeker Card” - or a “Yellow Card” - a document that will help you with your daily interaction with Egyptian authorities and partners. Registering with UNHCR facilitates residency and will protect you and your family from being returned to Syria.

UNHCR Yellow Card is Valid For 18 Months

13 Sep 2017 description

In July 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 10,601 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,200 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,818 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 1,252 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 106 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

14 Aug 2017 description

In June 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 8,254 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,949 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,348 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 351 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 15 referrals were life-saving emergencies.

11 Jul 2017 description

In May 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 10,738 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 5,871 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also among them, 1,517 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 495 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 10 referrals were life-saving emergencies.