Winterization assistance to unaccompanied and separated children
Winterization programmes are programmes implemented by the UN to support refugees to cope with the weather conditions during the coldest months of the winter. The winterization assistance 2018-2019 in Egypt was delivered based on a winter Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) of EGP 1000 approximately USD 56) calculated to meet the basic additional needs for personal clothing, blankets, heating and
electricity bills in the winter period. Within the programme, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and UNICEF developed a joint initiative to assist 3,163 unaccompanied and separated children across the country, covering the majority of the UASC present in Egypt at the moment of the distribution. Following distribution, and with the objective of assessing the impact of the programme as well as informing the programme design for future collaborative interventions between the two organizations, a quantitative
evaluation was conducted on the administration of cash and its utilization.