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

Dalia Younis
UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support.
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani

22 May 2018

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.

                                                       

UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support.
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani
“I give tailoring classes at the Family Club to Syrian and Egyptian ladies as well” Eman, Syrian volunteers in one of the PHUs’ Family Clubs in New Damietta.
UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support.
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani
Egyptian and Syrian community Healthcare workers sitting side-by-side in a training on how to fill monitoring and evaluation forms in New Damietta.
UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support.
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani
Syrian facilitator performing a team-building activity with Syrian and Egyptian children at one of the Primary Care Health Unit's (PHU) Family Clubs in New Damietta.
UNICEF Egypt creates a better environment for refugees in their new hosting communities through healthcare services and psychosocial support.
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani
“I want to become a football player. I train with a balloon when there’s no football available”, Magdy, Sudanese refugee enrolled in Maktab Sehha Awwal PHU’s Family Club in Aswan.