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  • Since the onset of the Syrian crisis, Egypt has been a destination for refugees with nearly half a million Syrians currently living in the country, out of which approximately 120,000 are registered with UNHCR.

  • As the sun appeared over the horizon, a group from the Enterprise development Agency (Mashareea Masr) Development Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headed to Alexandria governorate for a one day trip, visiting the host communities of Syrian Refugees.

  • Hamada Hassan, a farmer in Fayoum governorate in Upper Egypt. Like many farmers in Upper Egypt, they still use outdated agricultural practices and rely on expensive sources of energy which hinder rural development and negatively impact the environment, a key influencer in their lives.

  • The “black cloud” is the vernacular term that Egyptians have coined to refer to a recurring problem of air pollution. One significant contributor to air pollution in Egypt is the charcoal industry.

  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dahshour area hosts majestic Pyramids that have stood high in sharp contrast against the clear blue Dahshour skies from times immemorial.

  • Finding cost-effective, renewable and sustainable alternative energy sources, beside the main available resources in Egypt; oil, natural gas and hydropower― has always been deemed as a failure and unmaintainable.

  • At 7:30 am on Saturday morning, people started to gather at three different locations in Cairo, determined to do one thing: take action and preserve Wadi Degla protected area.

  • Empowering Women through Handicrafts: The role of ENID in Upper Egypt

    Marwa, like many girls in her poor rural village in Upper Egypt, only received a basic level of education and then she had to drop out of school.

  • Burning agricultural waste has been found to be one of the main causes of this harmful pollution. Many farmers have been burning leftover straws for ages, not knowing the proper ways to dispose and/or recycle them and believing that it is actually beneficial to burn them for farming.

  • Egypt has experienced a sharp rise of unemployment since the 2011 political transition, reaching 13.4% in early 2014, which is one of the highest levels in the past ten years, from an average of 8.9% in 2010.

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