HI works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of persons with disabilities and to champion their rights. HI has been implementing various programs to promote access to inclusive and adapted services for persons with disabilities and vulnerable groups.
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Actions in process
The organisation works with local actors and service providers to improve access of children to early detection of disabilities among toddlers and to provide early intervention services. It intervenes among most vulnerable to identify children with disabilities and ensure their access to health and learning services.
HI supports the prevention of COVID-19 infections and mitigates its socio-economic impact on vulnerable population. To do so, HI provides vulnerable households with food and cash assistance and support their income generation activity’s recovery.
In Asyut governorate, HI intervention aims at strengthening the economic empowerment of households of persons with disabilities by providing support to their businesses and promoting economic inclusion.
Situation of the country
Persons with disabilities are overlooked.
Social and political systems in Egypt are rapidly evolving. In 2011, a series of events underlined the need for far-reaching changes in the status of young people in Egypt. Members of the Movement for the Rights of People with Disabilities, along with other stakeholders in Egyptian society, have all expressed their desire for change. They have successfully campaigned for the establishment of the National Council on Disability Affairs. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the economic situation of the country delaying potential progress in the field of disability.
Number of HI staff members : 24
Date the programme opened : 2013