Egypt Humanitarian Emergency

An Egyptian family sits inside their home.

Egypt continues to host large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from more than 50 countries; More than half come from Syria, while most others hail from various Sub-Saharan African countries as well as Iraq and Yemen. Although refugees and asylum seekers have the same access to public health services and education as Egyptian citizens, many refugees and asylum seekers are struggling to make ends meet and depend on humanitarian support to meet their basic needs. UNFPA's work in Egypt focuses on the Syrian refugee response and is aimed at improving access to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services for both refugees and their host communities. UNFPA also supports several safe spaces, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Etijah and Care International, where women and girls can access protection services.

Humanitarian needs

Egypt Humanitarian Emergency
Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need


Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key humanitarian results 2021

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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