The Nile river hugs refugees from 58 different countries along its banks mostly living in urban areas. The UNHCR registered 256,632 refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt by February 2020. Sudanese and South Sudanese consist of a large number of them: 48,343 and 19,382 respectively, besides other nationalities.
About CARE Egypt Foundation
CARE International's work in Egypt began in 1954, initially providing food through a nationwide school meals program. Since then, the CARE Egypt Foundation has become actively involved in development programming, particularly in Upper Egypt.
Today, the CARE Egypt Foundation's work focuses on:
- Gender-based violence
- Women's social and economic empowerment
- Engaging men and boys to achieve gender equality
- Accessibility to natural resources in rural communities
- Supporting smallholder farmers, especially women
- School infrastructure and increasing literacy skills among students in primary school
- Governance and social accountability
Since 2020, the CARE Egypt Foundation has been responding to COVID-19. Response efforts included providing cash and vouchers, distributing hygiene kits to refugees and students, and sharing information about COVID-19 prevention methods.