Egypt 2019

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

Throughout the past years, Egypt has been and remained a transit and destination country for mixed migration, including refugees and economic migrants, which is now reflected in the diversity of the migrant population in Egypt. Egypt counts migrants originating from 58 different countries, including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and other sub-Saharan African countries. Egypt now holds 5 million refugees of various nationalities, to whom it offers health, educational, and nutritional services.

In 2019, IOM will focus on protection services for returnees, migrants (including refugees) and victims of trafficking and will try to find durable solutions for them. Those solutions will include, direct assistance, medical assistance, education assistance, NFIs and reintegration services. In addition, IOM will engage an existing network of community based organizations (CBO), as well as with relevant private sector entities to improve awareness and access to health care for refugees and host communities. IOM will also conduct interventions to promote social cohesion between Syrian female refugees and other females of the hosting communities in Egypt, whilst promoting gender equality to achieve the project goals. 

IOM Egypt will work closely with the Egyptian government, UN agencies and its implementing partners to support to the government and civil society to assist the most vulnerable cases, including victims of trafficking, women migrants, single mothers and unaccompanied migrant children.

Note: IOM will implement interventions in line with the Regional Refugee Resilience Plan (3RP). Furthermore, IOM has included additional interventions that are in line with IOM’s Migration Crisis Operational Framework and country strategy to address migration/displacement issues and initiate development-principled programming.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 17,160 beneficiaries
Contact Information: Mohamed HASHEM, Programme Support Assistant:, +201118111581
International Staff:  11
National Staff:  111
IOM Offices: Main Office: Cairo
Egypt Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 5,215,314 | Received: 3,981,474 | Percentage funded: 76%

  Health Support

  • Fostering Health and Protection to Vulnerable Migrants in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya And Yemen (Transit)
    Amount Requested: USD 507,805.00 Amount Received: USD 458,229.30
    This project aims to provide: (i) direct assistance to migrants in need of medical and humanitarian assistance; (ii) assistance to national authorities to respond to and manage the health needs of migrants and their host communities in migrant-dense areas; (iii) capacity building of governmental and non-governmental health structures to deliver quality, 'migrant-friendly' and 'psychosocially aware' health care services; (iv) information sharing on available health care, health issues and other issues of concern to migrants with health needs; (v) support to the government and civil society to assist the most vulnerable cases, including victims of trafficking, women migrants, single mothers and unaccompanied migrant children.
    Beneficiaries: 6,500 vulnerable migrants for Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Promoting Community Cohesion for Syrian Female Refugees and Members of their Hosting Communities (3RP)
    Amount Requested: USD 600,000.00 Amount Received: USD 600,000.00
    The project aims to promote social cohesion between Syrian female refugees and other females of the hosting communities in Egypt whilst promoting gender equality. This overall objective will be achieved by increasing their access to quality and migrant-friendly health care, education, and livelihood opportunities as well as by reducing gender inequalities within the targeted communities. The project will primarily target Syrian female refugees and female members of the hosting communities. The project will also aim to indirectly benefit male members of the targeted communities, who will engage and benefit from community cohesion events.
    Beneficiaries: 8,000 Egyptians and Syrian female refugees in Egypt

  Counter-trafficking and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants

  • Protection Service to Vulnerable and Stranded Migrants in Transiting through North Africa (PROTECT)
    Amount Requested: USD 1,758,309.36 Amount Received: USD 1,758,309.36
    The project's aim is to contribute to reducing the vulnerabilities of vulnerable and stranded migrants along mixed migration flows across North Africa.
    Beneficiaries: 1,930 vulnerable migrants

  (Re)integration Assistance

  • Consolidate Direct Assistance and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Services in Egypt (CARE)
    Amount Requested: USD 2,349,200.00 Amount Received: USD 1,164,935.00
    The project aims at supporting Egypt's efforts to address irregular migration and trafficking in persons in accordance with its international obligations. It is expected that: i) protection services for vulnerable migrants and capacity building for (and in collaboration with) partners will be streamlined and conducted through dedicated facilities to ensure better protection for migrants in Egypt; ii) migrant and host communities will have access to opportunities encouraging social interaction within migrant-dense communities and will be made aware of available assistance services; iii) vulnerable and stranded migrants in Egypt will have access to sustainable return and reintegration assistance in order to facilitate orderly, safe and regular migration management services.
    Beneficiaries: 730 vulnerable migrants
3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2019-2020
Requested 382,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%


  • Health Support for Syrian Refugees
    Amount Requested: USD 382,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    The project aims to contribute to improving access to health care for Syrian refugees living in Egypt. Activities will include: i) strengthening the capacity of 20 Public Health Centre facilities to provide quality health services; ii) provision of equipment, materials and medications to health facilities; iii) facilitate awareness sessions conducted by Community Health Volunteers (CHVs); iv) provision of medical support for surgical interventions; and v) training of community health workers for Syrian Refugees.
    Beneficiaries: 20 public health centres, 10 health facilities, 200 Syrian refugees and host community members