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Children In Egypt 2016

Children In Egypt 2016 is a national publication that aims to improve accessibility to existing official data in order to meet a wider range of user needs. It contains over 200 statistical tables organized in 15 thematic chapters, covering essential dimensions of child well-being. 

Click here for the publication. 
Click here for the Arabic version.

Violent child discipline

  • 93 per cent of children have been subject to violent disciplinary practices by their parents/caregivers.


  • 78 per cent of children experienced physical punishment.


  • 79 per cent of children in the poorest wealth quintile of the population were exposed to physical disciplinary practices.


  • 58 per cent of parents think that physical punishment is unnecessary.


Religious Leaders Initiative



In today's world, families are confronted with different forms of violence that can harm children's physical, intellectual and moral development. Islam and Christianity stress the importance of protecting children from all forms of violence. The Muslim and Christian faiths place particular importance on the role of the family in raising children and protecting them from harm and violence. In this context, Al-Azhar University and the Coptic Church of Egypt have joined together with UNICEF to develop three publications to reflect the position of the two great religions on multiple aspects of violence against children.

Latest News

Statement by UNICEF on the killing of civilians including children in Northern Sinai on 24-11-2017:


UNICEF condemns the appalling assault on Al Rawda mosque in Northern Sinai, killing at least 235 and injuring 109 victims including children.

“Violent deaths of civilians and children must be stopped. Our deepest condolences go to all Egyptians and to the families of the victims. May their souls rest in peace and may their families find comfort at this difficult time”, stated Bruno Maes, the UNICEF Representative in Egypt.




Nutrition Stakeholder & Action Mapping Report Cairo, 2017


This Nutrition Agenda for Action focuses on ways of improving child and maternal nutrition, in line with recent evidence outlined in the 2008 and 2013 Lancet series on Maternal and Child nutrition and guided by the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Egypt’s Vision 2030.


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"Every word, no matter how small, counts!" - UNICEF Egypt's Ambassador Ahmed Helmy.


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