Egyptian families enrolled in monetary subsidies programme rise by 200%



Tue, 16 Jan 2024 - 04:30 GMT


Tue, 16 Jan 2024 - 04:30 GMT

CAIRO – 16 January 2024: The Ministry of Social Solidarity indicated in a report Tuesday that the number of families enrolled in the monetary subsidies programme "Takeful w Karama" had risen by 200 percent from 1.79 million in FY2014/15 to 5.2 million in FY2023/24.


During the same period, the budget allocated to the programme increased by 960 percent from LE3.4 billion to LE36 billion. It is noted that the state treasury provides subsidies to 4.7 million families, while 500,000 families receive assistance from NGOs. The 5.2 million families consist of a total of 22 million individuals approximately.


Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine al-Qabaj highlighted in June that Egypt's expenditure on social care, protection and development rose to 9.5 percent of the GDP in 2022.


The allocations went to the monetary subsidies programme Takaful w Karama having as beneficiaries families living below the poverty line and other vulnerable groups; launching the National Programme for the Egyptian Family Development; Egyptian Family Insurance Fund; marriage awareness programme "Mawada;" Positive Parenting Programme targeted at beneficiaries of Takaful w Karama; economic empowerment through microfinancing; increasing the number of centers hosting abused women; rehabilitation and integration of the disabled; raising pensions and providing care to the elderly; doubling compensations disbursed to martyrs families and the injured; and "Awareness" programme aimed at the eradication of child abuse, women abuse, female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriage, and human trafficking along with toughening the penalties pertaining to such crimes.



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