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.
In Honor of Father’s Day, Wisdom from Two Refugee Dads in Cairo
Every parent, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are, wants the best for their child. They want their little one to grow up healthy, strong and loved. Refugee parents living in the expansive Egyptian capital of Cairo often face extra hurdles as they work to make this a reality for their children. These can include limited access …
From Education to a Career: A Young Refugee Seizes an Opportunity in Cairo
CWS is proud to partner with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, or StARS, in Egypt. StARS is a refugee-led organization that helps refugees in Cairo find safe places to live, put food on the table, finish their educations, access medical or psychological care, pursue careers and navigate legal processes. In honor of World Refugee Day, meet Haben, a former StARS client …
World Humanitarian Day: Humanity through Diversity – Refugees for Refugees
St. Andrew’s Refugee Services is CWS’s partner on the ground in Cairo, Egypt. Eight years ago, if you asked me what the word “humanitarian” means, I would have given an unclear and general answer, most likely the one that you could find in a dictionary or a journal. Eight years on, I can confidently say that “humanitarian” is not just …