Supporting host communities for refugees across Egypt
UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support
UNICEF Egypt’s interventions towards a more inclusive community to refugees extend beyond children. In order to support the overstretched healthcare system in the country to accommodate the rising needs of refugees, UNICEF has collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to upgrade equipment, enhance the quality of primary healthcare services delivered and train healthcare professionals.
In addition to healthcare services, psychosocial support to Egyptian and refugee children, adolescence, and their parents is provided through Family Clubs established within the Primary Healthcare Units (PHUs) for more convenience for the families. This reflected positively on how the hosting community accepted refugees after seeing service and equipment enhancements due to UNICEF’s interventions.