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 of origin. More than half come from Syria, while most others come from various Sub-Saharan African countries as well as Iraq and Yemen. Most live in urban areas, alongside host communities. Refugees and asylum seekers have the same access to public health services and education as Egyptian citizens. Nevertheless, as a result of difficult socio-economic conditions, many refugees and asylum seekers are struggling to make ends meet and depend on humanitarian assistance 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

344,000
86,000
6,228
90,243
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA/Sima Diab

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    9,611
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    799
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    21,533
    GBV survivors reached
    3,842
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    860
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    3
    Number of safe spaces
    11
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
    3
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    63
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    28
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    24
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    199
  • Additional Indicators
    People reached with GBV awareness-raising messages
    9,659
    Antenatal visits supported
    203

Emergencies related listing

Disclaimer
  • 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.