Egypt Refugee Program
Egypt is home to hundreds of thousands of refugees. Most have fled from unrest and conflicts in countries including Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Eritrea. A growing number of these new arrivals are children who are alone, without their families.
Through our partner St. Andrew's Refugee Services, CWS provides a range of support for refugees in Cairo. We focus on addressing both immediate and longer-term needs. Programs include educational, legal, medical, vocational and counseling services. For people with emergency needs, we provide help such as rent assistance and food boxes.
This program team is unique among refugee service organizations because most of the team members are refugees. When a client sits down with a staff member, they are most likely talking to a fellow refugee. The staff can understand their client's needs and perspectives better than almost anyone else.
We are proud to stand with our refugee neighbors in Cairo as they start the next chapter in their lives.
An Oasis in the Desert
Can you imagine being 15 and being dropped off in Cairo, a city of 25 million people where you can’t speak the language, you don’t have shelter, you don’t have food, and you don’t know how to survive?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. This happens regularly, and with your help, we can be there to welcome our new neighbors when it does.
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Refugees leading the way in Cairo
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I fled war and corruption in Yemen. Here’s how CWS’s partner in Cairo has helped my family and me build a new life.
Told by Wajdi Mansour Al Mowafak, the Director of Finance at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (or StARS) in Cairo. CWS supports StARS as they reach tens of thousands of refugees in Cairo each year with education, medical, legal, housing, vocational and other assistance. Before the war, I was the audit manager for the Central Organization for Control and Auditing in …