Stories


Strengthening the resilience of host communities of Syrian refugees

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…  


Getting to the heart of Communities

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…  


Farmers access to new sources of energy in Egypt

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 Like many farmers in Upper Egypt, they still use outdated agricultural practices and rely on expensive sources of energy which hinder…  


Save energy…Save money

If you know there is a solution to save energy and save money, would you do it? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is addressing the energy sector challenges to support the development…  


Cleaner is Better

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.  


Landmine victims or agents of change: The story of an empowered woman

After her husband’s landmine accident 20 years ago, Haja Najia’s life changed dramatically. At the age of 56, Haja Najia is the main bread winner of a 10-person family.  


From Helpless to Fruitful

At age 42, a man's age of peak productivity, Fatma's father lost his left arm, left eye, right thumb and almost his right eye too when he tripped on a landmine left from World War II. As a result, his…  


The Curse of the Sands

In an area 100 kilometer west of Alexandria in northern Egypt lies the famous region of el-Alamein – scene of a mighty battle between the UK and its allies fighting German and Italian forces for…  


From Victims to Activists

Mines and explosive remnants of war contaminate a huge portion of Egypt’s Western Desert, affecting an area of about 2,680 square kilometres stretching from Alexandria to the Libyan border and 30…  


Mothers in Upper Egypt say “No to Female Genital Mutilation”

March marks the celebration of Egyptian Mother’s Day and the International Women’s Day. This year, in the governorate of Aswan, we have also honored 100 mothers and families that have abandoned the…  

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