Egypt Humanitarian Emergency

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

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.

Country Population: 91.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021
UNFPA/Sima Diab

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2020

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of safe spaces
    Dignity Kits distributed
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • 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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