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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.

03 Jul 2017 description
report Plan

This case study describes Plan International Egypt’s community-based psychosocial programme for over 4,000 Syrian refugee and vulnerable Egyptian children in Alexandria.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP signed MoU with 3 ministries for launching pilot project addressing mother and child health in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The project targets 40,000 pregnant and nursing women with a monthly financial incentive that is added to their national subsidy cards - conditional to regular medical follow up for pregnant women and their new-borns.

08 May 2017 description

7 May 2017 – “I left Syria to keep my family safe. In my home in Rural Damascus, I couldn’t go to work and my children couldn’t go to school for fear of the bombs,” said Mohammed, sitting in the Syrian Cultural Centre in Cairo, Egypt with his 4-year-old son, Obai on his lap. And then, Mohammed’s face changed “I could not believe that after all we went through to escape the violence, my youngest boy, Obai, might lose his life.”

27 Feb 2017 description

Over 98,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In December 2016, the Arab Medical Union (AMU), UNHCR health partner, launched the event “Healthcare Quality Improvement –Improving Capacity of Healthcare Professionals in MoH Hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centers” in which UNHCR, the project sponsor, was invited to participate.

27 Feb 2017 description

319 refugees have been provided with legal counselling and assistance since the beginning of 2016

31 Jan 2017 description

Egypt - IOM Egypt has helped the Syria Al Ghad community-based foundation to renovate and expand a medical centre which provides free and low-cost medical services for Syrian refugees and host communities. The centre has been fully operational since a few weeks.

18 Nov 2016 description

By Stephen Ryan, IFRC

Sudden and unexpected rains hit south and eastern parts of Egypt at the beginning of November, killing 29 people and injuring at least 73 more. Volunteer teams of Egyptian Red Crescent Society have been among the few aid organisations providing assistance to people whose homes have been caught in the deluge. Food and non-food relief items, and psychosocial support, particularly to children, have been top priorities for the society, which began its response immediately after the onset of the disaster.

09 Nov 2016 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and flooding affected the Upper Egypt and the Red Sea coast, affecting more than 6,500 families at the governorates of South Sinai, Red Sea, Sohag, Qena, and Assuit.

According to official estimates as of 29 October 2016, 26 people have been killed and 72 injured as a result of intense flooding and related hazards.

31 Oct 2016 description

Over 79,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Egyptian Ministry of Health:

31 Oct 2016 description

240 refugees have been provided with legal counselling and assistance since the beginning of 2016

21 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Egypt

Health Minister Ahmed Emad el Din Radi and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed Wednesday a MoU, allowing the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide health services for refugees in Egypt.

The $1.1 million MoU aims at setting a framework for cooperation between the Health Ministry and the UNHCR to provide primary care and emergency services to the registered refugees at the UN body in Egypt.

06 Oct 2016 description

ALL UNHCR SERVICES ARE FREE

Please bring any suspected fraud incident, fraud attempt or misconduct to the attention of UNHCR immediately by one of the following methods:

Speaking to UNHCR staff Using complaint boxes placed in UNHCR reception areas Or by sending a confidential e-mail to: arecafrd@unhcr.org inspector@unhcr.org