OHCHR adopts 372 recommendation in Egypt’s report

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 - 05:31 GMT

The United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) in Geneva adopted on Thursday, 15 November, nearly 372 recommendations on the Universal Periodic Review session on Egypt.

Full statement of Egypt’s delegation head during 3rd UPR session at UNHCR

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 02:42 GMT

Head of Egypt's delegation Omar Marwan to its 3rd Universal Periodic Review session gave a speech on Wednesday regarding Egypt's record of human rights in light of its response to previous session's recommendations and obligations, at the Geneva-based UN

More refugees arrive at Iraq in week of northeastern Syria violence

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 11:59 GMT

As of this morning, over 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported from the border areas to Bardarash refugee camp, some 150 kilometers east of Syria-Iraq border.

Egypt provides health services to 5 million refugees: MoH

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 04:28 GMT

The Ministry of Health has affirmed that the Egyptian state is exerting a great effort to provide health services to more than five million refugees living in Egypt.

Inspiring Syrian refugee story in Egypt

Thu, 30 May 2019 - 07:00 GMT

According to UNHCR, approximately 5 million Syrians have sought refuge across the Middle East and North Africa due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War since 2012.

UNHCR warns of dangers of illegal Mediterranean crossings

Sat, 11 May 2019 - 01:38 GMT

UNHCR Special Envoy for the Mediterranean Vincent Cochetel stressed that the drowning of 65 people off the coast of Tunisia recently is “a tragic and terrible reminder of the risks still faced by those who attempt to cross the Mediterranean”.

MWL donates $1 mln to UNHCR

Thu, 02 May 2019 - 03:52 GMT

The Muslim World League (MWL) announced on Thursday donating an estimated $1 million for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to reduce the suffering of displaced persons resulting from wars and climatic conditions.

Refugees to benefit from health insurance services: Source

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 - 03:41 GMT

Egypt's Ministry of Health said that the refugees will benefit from the new comprehensive health insurance services, according to protocols with UNHCR.

Sisi affirms necessity of dealing with refugees influx

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 - 04:31 GMT

The president noted that Egypt did not receive any international support to ease the burden and pressures from hosting the refugees in the country.

1,000 Syrian refugees to return Monday: Lebanese Security

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 - 09:59 GMT

Lebanon's General Security Authority has announced it will secure a voluntary return trip Monday for around 1,000 Syrian refugees from various regions in Lebanon.

British ambassador hails Egypt's role in supporting refugees

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 - 10:02 GMT

The British Ambassador in Cairo John Casson thanked the Egyptian government on Wednesday for looking after refugees

Egypt rejects EU's migrants platforms, camps concept

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 08:28 GMT

Egypt has announced rejection to the concept reached by European leaders of establishing “controlled centers” and “disembarkation platforms” for migrants.

Arab Council for Human Rights praised Egypt’s efforts for refugees

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - 10:21 GMT

ACSFT praised the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government in its fruitful cooperation with the UNHCR.

Egypt calls int'l community to share refugee burden "despite difficulties"

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 11:31 GMT

Egypt has called on the international community to share the collective responsibilities of hosting refugees.

Make a Different kind of Difference this Ramadan

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 02:57 GMT

Ramadan is a time for doing good and giving back, but giving back doesn’t always have to be through the same old charitable forms.

Europe accused of failing migrants in Libya as human traffickers thrive

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Rising populism across Europe is fuelling human trafficking in Libya where a growing number of migrants are being trapped in detention and sold into slavery.

Angelina Jolie visits Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 - 09:59 GMT

Actress, director, humanitarian and mother Angelina Jolie visited Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp last Sunday, under her role as a special envoy for the UNHCR.

Careem raises $100K for MENA refugees in regional initiative

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 - 01:48 GMT

Careem, the region’s leading ride-hailing app, has announced the total amount of donations collected through its region-wide initiative.

U.N. evacuates refugees to Italy from Libya for first time

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 07:53 GMT

The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday.

Egyptian Women in Development: UNHCR’s Shaden Khallaf

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 03:00 GMT

From the IMF’s Rania al-Mashat and UNHCR’s Shaden Khallaf to UNFPA’s Azza Karam, Egyptian women are bettering the world, one program at a time.