Community-based psychosocial support for Syrian and Egyptian children in urban areas: A case study from Egypt
This case study describes Plan International Egypt’s community-based psychosocial programme for over 4,000 Syrian refugee and vulnerable Egyptian children aged between 2 and 18 years old in poor suburbs in Alexandria.
Since the start of the crisis, Syrian refugee families in Egypt have faced many vulnerabilities, but their situation continues to worsen as humanitarian aid and cash assistance is decreasing, savings are depleted, and livelihood opportunities remain limited. At the same time, Egyptian families are also faced with economic challenges as nearly 28% of Egyptians now live below the poverty line. Made worse, jobs are proving even more difficult to find following the recent economic reforms set by the Government of Egypt.