PROJECTS IN EGYPT
In Egypt, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) primarily responds to the needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in Cairo.
More than 259,292 refugees and asylum seekers are currently registered with the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, in Egypt. Around half of them are Syrian; the others are mainly from African countries, such as Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. In 2020, we continued to run our integrated healthcare clinic in the capital.
Launched in 2012, it offers a range of medical and mental health services, including sexual and reproductive healthcare and treatment for people with physical and psychological trauma.
2020 - Present
From June, in-person consultations and services were gradually restored, reaching full capacity by the end of the year.
In spite of the challenges, our teams saw more new patients with symptoms of ill-treatment and physical abuse than in 2019.