Egypt Humanitarian Emergency

An Egyptian family sits inside their home.
UNFPA/Omar Gharzeddine

Egypt underwent a political transition after the revolution in early 2011. Although the political situation has stabilized, there are continuing economic and social challenges that have worsened since hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees began entering the country in 2013. With few opportunities and resources, refugees face a heightened risk of exploitation and gender-based violence and have inadequate access to life-saving maternal care and family planning services. UNFPA and partners work to provide sexual and reproductive health services and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 91.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Sima Diab

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.