Egypt Humanitarian Emergency

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

Egypt has seen a steady increase of refugees and migrants, with over 217,000 registered refugees, of which almost half are from Syria and the remainder are from East Africa, Iraq or Yemen. According to a UN assessment, 95% of the Syrian refugee’s population is considered severely or highly vulnerable. UNFPA has been working with local partners such as MSF, CARITAS and Refuge Egypt to distribute dignity kits. Since January 2018, UNFPA reached 7,295 gender-based violence (GBV) survivors. Government’s Social Fund for Development, together with UN partners, is targeting three communities hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees in Alexandria. UNFPA will continue its strong presence in the GBV sub-cluster and sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group in 2018.

Country Population: 32.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Sima Diab

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support

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.
  • 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.