Egypt is home to hundreds of thousands of refugees. Most have fled from unrest and conflicts in countries including Syria, Sudan, Eritrea, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen and Somalia. A growing number of these new arrivals are children who are alone, without their families.
Through our partner St. Andrew's Refugee Services–known as StARS–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.
StARS is unique among refugee service organizations because over 85% of the staff 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.
Tasnim Finds Beauty Everywhere
Since she was a young girl living in Yemen, Tasnim was fascinated by beauty and always sought to surround herself with it. Eventually, this appreciation for beauty led her to pursue a degree in interior design. She was a dedicated student and loyal friend. If she wasn’t intensely focused on her school work, she was likely spending time with her …
Situation Report: Egypt Response to Sudan Conflict
Situation On April 15th, 2023, an armed conflict broke out in the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum. The conflict is a result of rising tensions between the country’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The rival factions are led by former allies, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who initiated the fighting following disputes surrounding power …
StARS Ambassadors are Thriving Together
Refugees around the world have immense potential and many skills to offer their communities. Our local partner in Egypt, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, known as StARS*, recognizes this and is constantly developing new ways to lift up the members of their community. Through the StARS Ambassadors program, StARS staff members, who are also refugees, are growing together, becoming strong leaders, …