Egypt

In Egypt, the Government, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, remains the main United Nations counterpart for policy and coordination of the 3RP. There are currently four channels of coordination with partners in Egypt: the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG), the Inter-sector Working Group (ISWG) and Sector Working Groups (SWGs). The IAWG is the highest coordination level used for the refugee response in Egypt. It is a non-sectorial coordination forum which aims to strengthen inter-agency coordination and flow of information. It discusses policy issues, protection and programme gaps regarding refugee communities of all nationalities.

The Government of Egypt has extended full access for Syrians to public education and health care services on equal footing with Egyptian nationals. Syrians also benefit from all subsidized services provided by the State to Egyptian citizens, such as energy, transportation and food. The Syrian Business Association helps Syrians support each other with employment opportunities, vocational training, employment offices, information networks, and advocacy.

Egypt
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