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Resilience: through Faiza’s eyes25 Mar 2021
More than 259,000 refugees and asylum seekers from 58 different countries are registered with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Egypt. Most of them were already vulnerable before the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic further impacted their living situation. Many lost their source of income which enabled them to buy basic necessities and pay rent. European Union humanitarian funding to UNHCR Egypt is helping to sustain a cash programme, with grants that help those most in need put a roof over their heads and food on the table.
UNHCR Egypt Supports Egypt’s Ministry of Health’s National COVID-19 Response11 Mar 2021
UNHCR delivered FFP2 masks, medical gowns, surgical masks and medical gloves to the Ministry of Health and Population to support front line healthcare workers.
Diarna Handicrafts Fair Opens its Doors to Refugees8 Mar 2021
Diarna Handicrafts Fair hosted UNHCR as a guest of honor to give refugee artisans the opportunity to display products that narrate personal experiences fueled with hope.
Refugees bring late Egyptian actors to centre stage in Gouna11 Dec 2020
Working around the clock, female refugee artisans crafted palm-sized brooches of late Egyptian actors to honour them at El Gouna Film Festival.
COVID-19 takes heavy toll on refugees in Egypt23 Nov 2020
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the majority of refugees in Egypt were already highly vulnerable. Now, many have lost their source of income and are struggling to meet basic needs.
UNHCR, Okhtein Launch a Digital Campaign in Support of UNHCR work in Lebanon29 Oct 2020
On 25 October and at the onset of the Gouna Film Festival, UNHCR and Okhtein launched a joint digital campaign aimed to support those who were severely impacted by the Beirut explosion on 4 August 2020 where UNHCR is on the ground assisting the most vulnerable citizens, refugees and migrants in the aftermath of this tragedy.
El Gouna Film Festival and UNHCR Sign Cooperation Agreement to Support Refugees28 Oct 2020
El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency signed a joint cooperation agreement to raise public awareness about refugees and create a UNHCR platform within GFF.
Partnering with GFF 2020, Sawiris Foundation & UNHCR Partner to Support Refugee Children in Egypt 2021/2225 Oct 2020
UNHCR and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development will sign a partnership agreement to support refugee children in 2021 – 2022.
Egyptian MFA, UN in Egypt Launch Response Plans to Support Refugees and Asylum-Seekers6 Oct 2020
Launched for the third consecutive year, the ERP targets refugees and asylum-seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa, Iraq and Yemen as well as host community members.
Sawiris Foundation partners with UNHCR to support vulnerable refugees amidst COVID-1918 Jun 2020
UNHCR partnered with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development to support 2,673 distressed refugee families in Egypt for six months amid the COVID-19 outbreak.