Egypt Update

 

The situation in post-revolution Egypt remains unstable. The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential travel to most areas in Egypt in view of continued unrest. Many of the projects we support in Egypt address needs that have been exacerbated by the social and economic upheaval. 
 
Our CEO and two members of the Embrace partnerships team will be heading to Egypt on Friday 27 September to meet partners to see how we can support them further. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have confimed that we will be able to provide additional support to six of our existing Egyptian partners (we hope to confirm additional grants following next week's visit):
 
  • The Deaf Unit in Cairo, which will provide further classes and activities for deaf and hearing children from all faiths, promoting friendships between Christian and Muslim children and a better understanding of disabilities.
  • Refuge Egypt in Cairo who will be providing maternal healthcare to Syrian refugees.
  • Episcocare will continue working amongst the very poorest in Greater Cairo and villages around Alexandria, helping them to more fully and meaningfully participate in the unfolding process of democratization.
  • Think and Do will be able to provide more vocational training and microfinance in Upper Egypt, leading to more micro-enterprises for unemployed men and women.
  • CEOSS can help more vulnerable women start their own small businesses.
  • BLESS will start training local committees offer revolving loans to marginalised members of their communities.