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Capital: Cairo

Language: Arabic

Population: 87 Million

Plan International has been working in Egypt for more than 30 years, serving more than 1,500,000 children and their families in 7 governorates.

We focus on child rights, implementing programs designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalized children by working with women, youth and civil society organizations.

Plan International Egypt has deep grassroots local knowledge and relationships with communities and works to build the capacities of communities and organizations to promote child rights.

A few highlights from our work include:

  • Setting up 84 community schools providing secondary education for 4,500 students who weren’t previously enrolled in school
  • Developed child protection policies to keep vulnerable children safe, and supported a Child Helpline so children can report abuse and neglect
  • Provided 550 women and 250 girls with vocational training, improving livelihood opportunities
Young people participating in a Community Development Association meeting
A young girl plays at a Plan-funnded ECCD centre
A young man sits at a desk for a media program meeting

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Food security
Food security and nutrition
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important in Egypt

  • Many children drop out of school, and 30% never even begin secondary school
  • Over 74% of 15-17 year old girls have undergone female genital mutilation
  • 54% of young women aged 15-24 are unemployed

How your support is helping Egypt:

  • Improving early childhood care and enhancing the quality of primary education services.
  • Protecting children and women from all forms of violence, including gender-based violence and harmful practices against girls and women, by increasing community-wide awareness of their basic rights.
  • Providing youth with the social and economic power to improve their financial literacy and gain financial independence.

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 25% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 22 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 71 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

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