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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Al Nadeem Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence
3a St. Suleiman al-Halabi off Ramsis Street, Cairo, Egypt
Email: infoalnadeem [dot] org
Email: nadeemlink [dot] net
Tel.: +20 2578 7089 or +20 2576 4409
Fax: +20 2277 6792
Hotline - Torture Rehab Programme: 010 0055 2793
Hotline - Women's Support Programme: 010 0666 2404
Al Nadeem Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is an Egyptian NGO dedicated to combating torture and providing support for its victims by offering treatment and rehabilitation to torture survivors. The Center also provides medical statements and testimony for survivors taking cases before various bodies. In collaboration with other orgaizations concerned with eliminating the practice of torture to mobilize to address the factors underlying the practice of torture.
In addition, the Center has a program which specifically addresses violence against women through providing counselling an maintaining two 24 hour hotlines.
With regard to refugees, not only are the Center's services available to refugees who have been victims of torture, the Center has also participated in trainings for UNHCR staff.
Arab Council Supporting Fair Trial and Human Rights (ACSFT)
160 El Moataz Tower, Cornish El Nile st. , Cairo
Tel: +20 37 60 67 01
Fax: +20 37 60 67 04
Hotline: 01 22 79 44 11
Email: acfhr [dot] gwadgmail [dot] com
Contact person: Abd El-Gawad Ahmed, Chairman
Email: acsft_abdelgwadhotmail [dot] com
Mobile: 20 20 10 22 79 44 11 or 20 20 10 19 40 40 99
The Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trials (ACSFT) was established in 2006 as an NGO to defend human rights and freedoms in Egypt and other Arab countries. The Arab Council is a main partner with the UNHCR concerning protection and legal aid for refugees. It is in cooperation and coordination with the IOM to help immigrants. ACSFT aims to support the Human rights of the refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in Egypt, and support a fair and just trial according to national and international standards. ACSFT's current scope of work is in Cairo, Giza and 6th of October city, and is hoping to expand into Arish, Marsa Matrouh and Assouan. ACSFT works with a large network of specialized lawyers, researchers and translators who are involved in field work.
Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights
7 Mohamed Mahmud St, First Floor, Apartment 9, (Beside AUC library) Down Town, Cairo
Tel: +20 (0) 2 279 22689
Bulding number 22, First floor, Moharem Bek, Alexandria
Tel: +20 (0) 1011722876
Contact persons: Mr Badawy 010 98 89 55 88, Mr Bayoumi (Cairo) 010 98 89 55 89
Email: infoefrr-egypt [dot] org
The Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights (EFRR) is a non-governmental organization since mid 2008. The EFRR currently provides legal assistance to refugees and migrants who are in detention and who find themselves the victims of crime (both from private individuals and public officials).
- Full case management cases for SGBV survivors in accordance to client needs through in-depth, therapeutic interviews based on a developed model of intervention;
- Counseling individuals, groups, or families who are victims of SGBV in order to develop a realistic action plan that suits the survivor;
- Developing treatment and rehabilitation strategies in accordance with clients interests, abilities, and needs;
- Planning and holding support groups and workshops in response to refugee needs;
- Advocating for clients with partner organizations and service providers;
- Accompanying clients to services when appropriate/needed;
- Assisting in the development of new SGBV initiatives according to SGBV survivor needs;
- Holding regular follow-up meetings with clients to support and ensure access to available services and rehabilitation.
Naath Community Development Centre
Address: 126 Ahmed Zaky Street Hadayek El Maadi, Cairo
Email: naathunityyahoo [dot] com or bpyarkhor121yahoo [dot] com
Tel: +20 10 01 55 34 06
The Naath Community Development is a non-profit organization that assists Sudanese and other refugees living in Cairo. The organization is focused on capacity building within the community, and is working towards a self-sustainable model. Naath helps refugee communities in Cairo through providing somewhere to stay, pre school and adult education, and employment training services. Naath also assists newcomers in approaching the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office in Cairo in order to register.
New Generation Foundation for Human Rights
Established by Hamdy Al-Azazy, New Generation Foundation for Human Rights is an organization that has helped African refugees everywhere in the world generally, and in prisons and hospitals in the Sinai, Egypt where few others could go. Assistance includes visiting refugees prisoners; providing food, clothing, medication and other items; recording names, ages and nationalities of prisoners; assisting with arrangements for medical treatment, travel documentation, burial requirements at Arish morgue; photo documentation of abuse of refugees by extortionists; encouraging local Bedouins to oppose hostage-taking, torture and abuse by renegade groups; participating in human rights conferences in Cairo and many other countries. NGFHR had also facilitated interviews and tours to increase media awareness. Mr Hamdy Al-Azazy has been working hard for the last 10 years to stop human trafficking in Africa, and now completes his work from Germany. He received international protection when he faced danger from the traffickers and mafia in North Africa.
Psychological Health Awareness Society in Egypt (PHASE)
PHASE is an NGO based in Cairo that runs the Help Ease Related Trauma (HEART) programme which provides psychological services for people who have been victims of trauma. They can provide professional psychological services for refugees and others who have suffered torture or other traumatic experiences.
The Refugee Legal Aid Project, St Andrew's Refugee Services
Contact(s): Kristine Rembach, Christopher Eades, Sabine Larribeau (Psychosocial Director), Ms Roder
Email: krembachstars-egypt [dot] org, ceadesstars-egypt [dot] org, slarribeaustars-egypt [dot] org, pgroderstars-egypt [dot] org
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10:00-16:00
St Andrew's Refugee Services provides assistance to refugees from 32 different countries. Services are delivered to refugees based on need and without discrimination. The refugees themselves are involved in the administration and staffing of the program whenever possible.
The Refugee Legal Aid Project at St Andrews provides legal rights counseling, protection assistance and human care services to uniquely vulnerable refugees in Egypt. Without access to education or employment, Egypt styles itself as simply a waiting ground for refugees until they are either repatriated or resettled. For many refugees, the wait for personal security in their own countries can last years or even decades—long after any savings have disappeared and their families have been thrown into severe poverty.
The Direct Access programme, through the International Organization of Migration, offers resettlement to Iraqi refugees if they have been targeted because of their work with the US or Coalition forces or media. It trains volunteer caseworkers in refugee law and resettlement protocols and remains the only legal aid organizations that works consistently with the Iraqi population in Egypt. Now under St Andrews, the RLAP offers legal aid, resettlement case preparation and advocacy, psychosocial counselling and protection referrals. The vast majority of RLAP's clientele are Iraqi, but in 2009, RLAP began to accept other nationalities. Services are focuses on persons who suffer acute medical needs or protection emergencies.
Save the Children Egypt
Save the Children has been operating in Egypt since 1982, and implements programs throughout the country, including Cairo. Our mandate directly addresses the needs and rights of children, their families and communities, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Supporting both communities’ and the government’s development priorities, Save the Children’s programming in Egypt follows a “life-cycle approach”, addressing the needs of specific age groups in a holistic way. We combine health, protection, and education interventions for infants and young children 0-4 years old, for school-aged children 6-12, for in- and out-of-school adolescents 12-18. With youth and families, the organisation works to increase employability skills, and link better prepared young people to safe jobs, thus increasing household income and reducing poverty. Save the Children’s programs target the vulnerable and marginalized - such as illiterate girls, street children, and low-income mothers, while building the capacity of partners to improve the conditions of children in need, and ensure they achieve their rights.
Tadamon: The Egyptian Refugee Multicultural Council
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1 Abou Bakr Khairat, 5th Floor, Flat 17, off Al-Kadi Al-Fadel, (in Boursa, Downtown Cairo), Cairo, 11121, Egypt
Tel/Fax: +20 2 2392 8681
Email: infotadamoncouncil [dot] org
Email: fatimatadamoncouncil [dot] org
Tadamon is an independent, non-political network of civil society organisations working to promote the welfare of refugees and their mutual co-existence with Egyptians through networking and coordination of cooperative efforts. Tadamon was first launched in December 2006. We welcome all individuals, organisations and initiatives that aim to make a positive difference in the lives of refugees and Egyptians living together across Egypt. Although Tadamon does not help refugees with legal aid, it can help refer people to different service agencies, including those that provide legal aid.
To reach the director in Arabic or English, email fatimatadamoncouncil [dot] org.