Common Situational Analysis on Education and Health Services for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt
05 July 2022
The Government of Egypt and the United Nations in Egypt have partnered to establish the Joint Platform for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt, launched in November 2021. The aim is to better identify and respond to the needs of migrants and refugees, mobilize additional resources, and enhance coordination among development actors in Egypt. Accordingly, the Joint Platform strives to support and scale up the assistance and protection modalities and support public services to migrants, refugees, and their host communities.
The Joint Platform seeks to combine the knowledge and expertise of the Egyptian government and the UN to achieve an in-depth and evidence-based understanding of the number, socio-economic situation and needs of migrants and refugees in Egypt. It brings together development partners, donors and other stakeholders to strengthen the efforts to assist migrants, refugees and their host communities, working towards interventions that improve the quality of the services provided to them.
The initial task of the Joint Platform is the development of a common conceptual framework for migrants and refugees in Egypt that includes: (1) a common situational analysis of migrants, refugees and persons in need of international protection, (2) an assessment of institutional capacities and the policy context, and (3) a mapping of needed resources and funding sources.
The common situational analysis aims to map areas with high density of migrants and refugees, identify areas of concern, draw up a vulnerability profile and validate existing figures for vulnerability. It includes a mapping of relevant current UN activities, compiling a catalogue of relevant studies and surveys, conducting a desk review on migrants and refugees in Egypt, and carrying out an assessment of the needs of migrants and refugees.