Action Against Hunger has been present in Egypt since 2015

Egypt

Half of the population currently live below the poverty line in Egypt

 

Country Overview

Conditions in Egypt remain a concern. The high cost of food along with other factors such as inflation are significantly affecting the most vulnerable Egyptian families. Half of the population currently live below the poverty line and one in four young people are unemployed. Despite being present in Egypt for a number of years now, our programmes continue to be affected by beuraucracy and the debate over the new cooperation law. The law was brought in towards the end of 2017 and makes it harder for INGOs to respond to social needs (such as food price inflation), that at times can lead to unrest. The Egyptian state wants increased control over INGOs in order to shape the narrative of the conflict between violent extremism and the state. 

 

51,013
People helped in 2017

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has been present in 2015, working alongside the governmental and INGOs to support vulnerable Egyptian communites. The extremely high unemployment rates and levels of malnutrition has lead the focus of our teams programmes, ensuring that children get screened and treated for malnutrition whist also providing job opportunities in vulnerable communities. 

Our teams have implemented projects to increase income generation for the most vulnerable households through access to employment and entrepreneurship, focusing in particular on young people and women. We have also launched programmes to detect and prevent malnutrition, with special emphasis on children under five with worrying levels of anemia and chronic malnutrition.  

Our programmes in Egypt include:

  • Food security initiatives
  • Increasing access to clean water and sanitation
  • Screening and treatment for children with malnutrition

 

Action Against Hunger has been present in Egypt since 2015
Action Against Hunger has been present in Egypt since 2015

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Facts

Number of staff
14
Operating since
2015
Based in
Luxor, Greater Cairo